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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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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (state, country)
a. gobernar
2. (of scientific law)
a. regir, determinar
3. (emotions)
a. dominar
her behavior was governed by a desire for revengele movía el deseo de venganza
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govern [ˈɡʌvən]
transitive verb
1 (rule) [+country] gobernar
2 (control) [+city, business] dirigir; [+choice, decision] guiar; [+emotions] dominar
3 (Ling) regir
intransitive verb
(Pol) gobernar
The role of a Governor was to govern, and govern he would He believed that the black man was inevitably inferior to the white and was wholly unfitted to govern
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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