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1. reign

verb. ['ˈreɪn'] have sovereign power.

Synonyms

  • rule

Antonyms

  • middle
  • beginning

Etymology

  • regnen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Reign

  • st_germain
  • legerdemain
  • st_germaine
  • preordain
  • lamontagne
  • lafountaine
  • lafountain
  • inhumane
  • constrain
  • restrain
  • overtrain
  • mcswain
  • explain
  • complain
  • champlain
  • aquitaine
  • ukraine
  • tremaine
  • sylvain
  • sustain
  • spokane
  • sartain
  • retrain
  • refrain
  • profane
  • partain
  • mustain
  • mundane
  • mcwain
  • mcshane

How do you pronounce reign?

Pronounce reign as reɪn.

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Sentences with reign


1. Noun, singular or mass
An exception to this came in the reign of Akhenaten, which lasted from 1353 to 1336 BC.

2. Verb, base form
The new policy could help reign in expenses.

Quotes about reign


1. I begin my reign with profound emotion at the honour of accepting the Crown, aware of the responsibility it entails and with the greatest hope for the future of Spain.
- King Felipe VI

2. The educated ones leave, the ones with the potential to right the wrongs. They leave the weak behind. The tyrants continue to reign because the weak cannot resist. Do you not see that it is a cycle? Who will break that cycle?
- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Purple Hibiscus

3. Here at lastWe shall be free;the Almighty hath not builtHere for his envy, will not drive us hence:Here we may reign secure, and in my choiceTo reign is worth ambition though in Hell:Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heaven.
- John Milton

2. reign

noun. ['ˈreɪn'] a period during which something or somebody is dominant or powerful.

Synonyms

  • period of time
  • period
  • time period

Antonyms

  • downtime
  • overtime
  • uptime
  • day

Etymology

  • regnen (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. reign

verb. ['ˈreɪn'] be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance.

Synonyms

  • prevail
  • dominate
  • preponderate
  • outweigh
  • overbalance
  • outbalance
  • override
  • predominate
  • rule

Antonyms

  • obviate
  • young
  • immature
  • oldness

Etymology

  • regnen (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. reign

noun. ['ˈreɪn'] the period during which a monarch is sovereign.

Synonyms

  • historic period

Antonyms

  • regulation time
  • work time

Etymology

  • regnen (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. reign

noun. ['ˈreɪn'] royal authority; the dominion of a monarch.

Synonyms

  • dominion
  • sovereignty
  • sceptre
  • rule

Antonyms

  • dissuade
  • subordinate
  • misconception
  • yang

Etymology

  • regnen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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