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1. governance

noun. ['ˈgʌvɝnəns'] the act of governing; exercising authority.

Synonyms

  • social control
  • lawmaking
  • government
  • misgovernment
  • administration
  • legislation
  • legislating
  • trust busting
  • government activity
  • governing

Antonyms

  • finish
  • inactivity
  • enfranchisement
  • artifact

Etymology

  • gouvernance (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Governance

  • abeyance
  • abhorrence
  • absence
  • abstinence
  • abundance
  • acceptance
  • acceptance
  • accordance
  • acquaintance
  • acquiescence
  • adherence
  • admittance
  • adolescence
  • adolescence
  • adriance
  • affluence
  • agence
  • allegiance
  • alliance
  • allowance

How do you pronounce governance?

Pronounce governance as ˈgəvərnəns.

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Sentences with governance


1. Noun, singular or mass
Corporate governance is the practices and principles that guide a business and ensures its accountability to its stakeholders.

Quotes about governance


1. As I've progressed in my career, I've come to appreciate - and really value - the other attributes that define a company's success beyond the P&L: great leadership, long-term financial strength, ethical business practices, evolving business strategies, sound governance, powerful brands, values-based decision-making.
- Ursula Burns

2. governance

noun. ['ˈgʌvɝnəns'] the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something.

Synonyms

  • regime
  • organisation
  • judiciary
  • governing body
  • advisory board
  • management
  • pecking order
  • Curia
  • establishment
  • organization
  • brass
  • bench
  • executive
  • officialdom
  • hierarchy
  • body
  • top brass
  • planning board
  • authorities
  • government
  • government officials
  • administration
  • power structure

Antonyms

  • breakableness
  • solidity
  • unbreakableness
  • softness

Etymology

  • gouvernance (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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