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Synonyms for ruler
ˈru lərruler

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  1. rulernoun


Princeton's WordNet

  1. ruler, swayernoun

    a person who rules or commands

    "swayer of the universe"

    swayer, rule

  2. rule, rulernoun

    measuring stick consisting of a strip of wood or metal or plastic with a straight edge that is used for drawing straight lines and measuring lengths

    rule, convention, regulation, normal, principle, prescript, pattern, swayer, formula, linguistic rule, dominion

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  1. dominator

    a person who rules

    i was ruler of the kingdom

    Submitted by acronimous on March 4, 2014  
  2. hyksos

    he ruled in ancient egyptian times.

    ruler is a group of people that overthrew and rule southern egypt for a century.

    Submitted by anonymous on November 17, 2019  
  3. khaleesi

    Submitted by anonymous on October 7, 2019  
  4. pharoah

    the king of a kingdom

    Submitted by anonymous on January 5, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. rulernoun

    governor, sovereign, king, lord, master

  2. rulernoun

    director, manager

  3. rulernoun


PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "ruler":

    ruling, governor, rule, gov., sovereign, leader, governing, master

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  1. Mikhail Khodaryonok:

    They couldn't admit that they were forced to change course, that they were aware of a threat that weapons would be used against them, the former ruler of the seas couldn't allow for a loss of face by admitting that they submitted to the demands of the Russian side to change course.

  2. Jill Seubert:

    Tracking a spacecraft as it travels through space is fundamentally a problem of measuring time, we cant just pull out a ruler and measure how far away our spacecraft is. So instead, we measure how long it takes for the spacecraft to echo back a radio signal that is sent from Earth.

  3. Lao Tzu:

    The heavy is the root of the light. The tranquil is the ruler of the hasty.

  4. B. C. Forbes:

    The person who renders loyal service in a humble capacity will be chosen for higher responsibilities, just as the biblical servant who multiplied the one pound given him by his master was made ruler over ten cities...

  5. Mahmad Ismael:

    Three dead bodies were rotting outside our home for three days, but it was too dangerous to get them. The Taliban is attacking on one side. The government is attacking the other side. In the middle we are just losing, we just want peace. We need peace. We don't care who's the ruler... People said that when America withdraws there would be peace in Afghanistan but then they withdrew and the war got worse.

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