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Synonyms 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.

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. reign

    Synonyms:
    rule, govern, prevail, command

    Antonyms:
    obey, submit

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. reignverb

    Synonyms:
    rule, be king, exercise sovereign authority

  2. reignnoun

    Synonyms:
    royalty, sovereignty, royal authority

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. reignnoun

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "reign":

    kingship, reigned, prevail, kingdom, rule

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How to use reign in a sentence?

  1. Megan Rapinoe:

    Our coach got fired last year, from the Reign, he made some — it was basically like a fat-shaming comment. He was talking about — he’s going to, like, take people’s food away. And I’m like, oh my god, grow up. You just got yourself fired; you’re so stupid.

  2. Elizabeth Warren:

    What you propose, from what I can tell in your writings, is less oversight of big banks, fewer efforts to reign them in, more chances for them to take on big risks to boost their profits and, if things go wrong, come crying to the government for another bailout, the question is whether someone should be put in charge of enforcing laws that they think are unnecessary or counterproductive.

  3. Prime Minister David Cameron:

    She has served our nation with such dignity, with such ability for so many years. I know the whole country and the whole House (of Commons) will want to join me in saying 'long may she reign over us'.

  4. John Walsh:

    I've been hunting bad guys for over three decades and I'm always glad and greatly relieved to share the news that their reign of terror is over.

  5. 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.


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