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Antonyms for reign
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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. reign

    Govern carries the idea of authoritative administration or some exercise of authority that is at once effective and continuous; control is effective, but may be momentary or occasional. One controls what he holds or can hold at will absolutely in check; as, a skilful horseman controls a spirited horse; a person controls his temper; we say to one who is excited, "control yourself." A person commands another when he has, or claims, the right to make that other do his will, with power of inflicting penalty if not obeyed; he controls another whom he can effectually prevent from doing anything contrary to his will; he governs one whom he actually does cause, regularly or constantly, to obey his will; a parent may command a child whom he can not govern or control. The best teachers are not greatly prone to command, but govern or control their pupils largely by other means. Command is, however, often used in the sense of securing, as well as requiring, submission or obedience, as when we speak of a commanding influence; a man commands the situation when he can shape events as he pleases; a fortress commands the region when no enemy can pass against its resistance. Govern implies the exercise of knowledge and judgment as well as power. To rule is more absolute and autocratic than to govern; to sway is to move by quiet but effectual influence; to mold is not only to influence feeling and action, but to shape character; to manage is to secure by skilful contrivance the doing of one's will by those whom one can not directly control; a wise mother, by gentle means, sways the feelings and molds the lives of her children; to be able to manage servants is an important element of good housekeeping. The word reign, once so absolute, now simply denotes that one holds the official station of sovereign in a monarchy, with or without effective power; the Queen of England reigns; the Czar of Russia both reigns and rules.

    Antonyms:
    be in subjection, be subject, comply, obey, submit, yield

    Synonyms:
    command, control, curb, direct, govern, influence, manage, mold, reign over, restrain, rule, sway

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. reign

    Antonyms:
    obey, submit

    Synonyms:
    rule, govern, prevail, command

Princeton's WordNet

  1. reignnoun

    a period during which something or somebody is dominant or powerful

    "he was helpless under the reign of his egotism"

    Synonyms:
    sovereignty

  2. reignnoun

    the period during which a monarch is sovereign

    "during the reign of Henry VIII"

    Synonyms:
    sovereignty

  3. reign, sovereigntyverb

    royal authority; the dominion of a monarch

    Synonyms:
    sovereignty

  4. reignverb

    have sovereign power

    "Henry VIII reigned for a long time"

    Synonyms:
    dominate, predominate, prevail, rule

  5. predominate, dominate, rule, reign, prevailverb

    be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance

    "Money reigns supreme here"; "Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood"

    Synonyms:
    eclipse, govern, dominate, predominate, rein, endure, overshadow, hold, overtop, overlook, run, prevail, rule, obtain, hulk, harness, loom, find, tower, command, persist, triumph, decree, master, die hard

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. reignnoun

    Synonyms:
    sovereignty, rule, dominion, regnancy, sway, power, influence, kingdom, realm

How to use reign in a sentence?

  1. Muharrem Ince:

    If Erdogan wins, your phones will continue to be listened to ... Fear will continue to reign ... If Ince wins, the courts will be independent.

  2. Victor Hugo:

    He who every morning plans the transaction of the day and follows out that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through the maze of the most busy life. But where no plan is laid, where the disposal of time is surrendered merely to the chance of incidence, chaos will soon reign.

  3. Med Jones:

    The knowledge, wealth, and development gaps among nations is reducing and the reign of superpowers is shortening. Just look at the history of the Roman, Islamic, Russian and British empires, the newer the power the shorter the reign. In the economic and business worlds the same power cycles apply. Ford, IBM, Nokia and other companies lost their leadership position to newer companies faster than their predecessors

  4. Brian Babin:

    Keeping citizens safe should be the top priority of every elected official, last year, we watched as cities across America were ravaged by violence and crime because their leaders repeatedly chose to abandon law enforcement and bend the knee to the radical Left. We are a nation of law and order, and we should be working to support police departments more, not less. City officials who willingly ignore the rule of law, fight to defund law enforcement, and allow chaos to reign supreme, should not be given federal funds – plain and simple.

  5. Donald Trump:

    I lost hundreds of friends. The World Trade Center came down during the reign of George W. Bush, he kept us safe? That is not safe.

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Australian
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Indian

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