1. II
govern, in some manner govern wisely (skilfully, cruelly. etc.) мудро и т. д. править /управлять/
2. III
1) govern smb., smth. govern a people править народом; govern a country (an estate, etc.) управлять страной и т. д.
2) govern smth. the need for money (ambition, one's mood, etc.) governs all his plan (his actions, smb.'s behaviour, etc.) потребность в деньгах и т. д. определяет все его планы и т. д.; don't let bad temper govern your decisions плохое настроение не должно влиять на ваше решение; what were the motives governing his choice of occupation? чем он руководствовался при выборе профессии?, что повлияло на его выбор профессии?
3) govern smth. govern one's passions обуздать свой страсти; govern one's temper держать себя в руках, владеть собой
4) govern smth. govern the movement of the stars (the case, these phenomena, etc.) обусловливать /определять/ движение звезд и т. д., he quoted the law governing the situation он привел закон, под который подходит данный случай
3. XI
be governed by smth.
1) be governed by common sense руководствоваться здравым смыслом; be governed by circumstances действовать под влиянием обстоятельств; his ideas are governed by the newspapers he reads его воззрения /взгляды/ зависят от газет, которые он читает; he is too readily governed by the opinions of others он слишком легко соглашается с чужим мнением; I'll be governed by your advice я последую вашему совету
2) the rise and fall of the sea is governed by the movements of the moon морские приливы и отливы определяются движениями луны
4. XVI
govern with smth. govern with an iron hand править железной рукой
5. XXI1
govern smth., smb. with smth. govern the country (one's estate, the province, one's people, etc.) with justice (with wisdom, etc.) править /управлять/ страной и т. д. справедливо и т. д., govern the country with an iron hand править страной железной рукой

English-Russian dictionary of verb phrases. 2013.

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