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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wel guhv-ern]
    • /wɛl ˈgʌv ərn/
    • /wel ˈɡʌv.ən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wel guhv-ern]
    • /wɛl ˈgʌv ərn/

Definitions of well-governed word

  • verb with object well-governed to rule over by right of authority: to govern a nation. 1
  • verb with object well-governed to exercise a directing or restraining influence over; guide: the motives governing a decision. 1
  • verb with object well-governed to hold in check; control: to govern one's temper. 1
  • verb with object well-governed to serve as or constitute a law for: the principles governing a case. 1
  • verb with object well-governed Grammar. to be regularly accompanied by or require the use of (a particular form). In They helped us, the verb helped governs the objective case of the pronoun we. 1
  • verb with object well-governed to regulate the speed of (an engine) with a governor. 1

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Origin of well-governed

First appearance:

before 1250
One of the 11% oldest English words
1250-1300; Middle English < Old French gouverner < Latin gubernāre to steer (a ship) < Greek kybernân to steer

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Parts of speech for Well-governed


well-governed popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 88% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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