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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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How to use ruler in a sentence?

  1. Maitri Upanishads:

    The honey from the flowers of the senses, Ever present within, ruler of time, Goes beyond fear. For this Self is Supreme

  2. Selahattin Demirtas:

    Nobody is blaming the current German population for the Nazi genocide. It was blamed on Hitler's politics and vision. Similarly while it is widely accepted that the Armenian genocide is the result of the politics of C.U.P in that period, we find it clearly unacceptable to turn back on the Armenians and to put the current Turkish and Kurdish population subject to such suspicions and into a position to defend itself. (Referring to acts of Committee of Union and Progress which was the de-facto ruler of Ottoman Empire during events of mass killings and deportations of Armenians.)

  3. Thomas Lockley:

    There's still a kind of romance and mystery to the story of someone who escaped slavery and was raised to foreign heights next to the prime ruler of Feudal Japan, it feels like the age where he'll get the attention he deserves.

  4. Sallust:

    The soul is the captain and ruler of the life of morals.

  5. William Butler Yeats:

    You shall go with me, newly-married bride,And gaze upon a merrier multitude.White-armed Nuala, Aengus of the Birds,Feachra of the hurtling form, and himWho is the ruler of the Western Host,Finvara, and their Land of Heart's Desire.Where beauty has no ebb, decay no flood,But joy is wisdom, time an endless song.

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