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Synonyms for reign
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reign(noun)

    a period during which something or somebody is dominant or powerful

    "he was helpless under the reign of his egotism"

    Synonyms:
    sovereignty

  2. reign(noun)

    the period during which a monarch is sovereign

    "during the reign of Henry VIII"

    Synonyms:
    sovereignty

  3. reign, sovereignty(verb)

    royal authority; the dominion of a monarch

    Synonyms:
    sovereignty

  4. reign(verb)

    have sovereign power

    "Henry VIII reigned for a long time"

    Synonyms:
    dominate, predominate, prevail, rule

  5. predominate, dominate, rule, reign, prevail(verb)

    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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. reign(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    rule, be king, exercise sovereign authority

  2. reign(n.)

    Synonyms:
    royalty, sovereignty, royal authority

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. reign(n)

    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. John Milton:

    Here at lastWe shall be freethe Almighty hath not builtHere for his envy, will not drive us henceHere we may reign secure, and in my choiceTo reign is worth ambition though in HellBetter to reign in Hell, than serve in Heaven.

  2. Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work:

    This is designed to make the human more effective in combat, we believe that the advantage we have is ... our people; that tech-savvy people who’ve grown up in the iWorld will kick the crap out of people who grew up in the iWorld under an authoritarian reign.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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