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reign

noun

1 reign

A period during which something or somebody is dominant or powerful.

Roget 175: influence; importance etc. 642; weight, pressure, preponderance, prevalence, sway; predominance, predominancy; ascendency; dominance, reign; ... show more

Dutch: regeerperiode, regering, regeringsperiode, regeringstijd



2 reign

The period during which a monarch is sovereign.

Dutch: bestuur, bewind, heerschap, heerschappij, regeerperiode, regering, regeringsperiode, regeringstijd, troon

3 reign

Royal authority; the dominion of a monarch.

synonym: sovereignty.

Roget 737a: government, legal authority, soveriegn, sovereign authority; authority etc. 737; master etc. 745; direction etc. 693.    [nations] ... show more

verb

1 reign

Have sovereign power.

2 reign

Be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance:
— Money reigns supreme here.

synonyms: dominate, predominate, prevail, rule.

Roget 737a: govern, rule, have authority, hold authority, possess authority, exercise authority, exert authority, wield authority etc. n.; reign, be sovereign.    [acquire authority] ascend the throne, ... show more

Dutch: beheersen, controleren, domineren, heersen, overheersen, prevaleren


Moby thesaurus: administration, ascendancy, authority, averageness, be in, be in force, be the rage, be the rule, be the thing, bear reign, call the shots, charisma, charm, civil government, claws, clout, clutches, command, commonality, commonness ... show more.

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