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"Govern" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "gobernar", and "dominate" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "dominar". Learn more about the difference between "govern" and "dominate" below.
govern(
guh
-
vuhrn
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to rule)
a. gobernar
A military junta governed the country after the coup d'etat.Una junta militar gobernó el país después del golpe de estado.
2. (to restrain)
a. dominar
His ability to govern his emotions during crises has helped him achieve a lot in life.Su capacidad de dominar sus emociones en situaciones de crisis lo ha ayudado a lograr mucho en la vida.
3. (linguistics)
a. regir
The German preposition "durch" governs the accusative case.La preposición alemana "durch" rige el caso acusativo.
4. (to determine)
a. regular
Which law governs prenuptial agreements in the United States?¿Qué ley regula los acuerdos prenupciales en los Estados Unidos?
b. determinar
There are several factors that govern the currency exchange rate.Hay varios factores que determinan el tipo de cambio.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to rule)
a. gobernar
He governs with an eye toward the next campaign.Gobierna con la mirada puesta en la próxima campaña.
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dominate(
da
-
mih
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neyt
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to have influence over)
a. dominar
The emperor hoped to eventually dominate the entire Eastern Hemisphere.El emperador esperaba dominar con el tiempo todo el hemisferio este.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to have control)
a. dominar
Our company has really dominated in the tech field recently.Recientemente, nuestra empresa sin duda ha dominado en el campo de la tecnología.
3. (to prevail)
a. predominar
Because of natural selection, this species of finch has dominated over the others.Por la selección natural, esta especie de pinzón ha predominado sobre las otras.
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