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1. rule-governed

adjective. according to custom or rule or natural law.

Synonyms

  • regular

Antonyms

  • unlawful
  • crooked

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2. governed

noun. ['ˈgʌvɝnd'] the body of people who are citizens of a particular government.

Synonyms

  • people

Antonyms

  • rich people
  • poor people

3. rule

noun. ['ˈruːl'] a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior.

Synonyms

  • guidepost
  • rule of cy pres
  • restriction
  • regulation
  • conception
  • cy pres doctrine
  • cy pres
  • concept
  • working principle
  • working rule
  • construct
  • limitation
  • rule of thumb

Antonyms

  • windward
  • upgrade
  • downgrade
  • snarl

4. rule

noun. ['ˈruːl'] something regarded as a normative example.

Synonyms

  • pattern
  • practice
  • code of conduct
  • code of behavior
  • formula
  • normal
  • universal
  • mores

Antonyms

  • enfranchisement
  • leeward
  • outgoing
  • incoming

5. rule

verb. ['ˈruːl'] exercise authority over; as of nations.

Synonyms

  • control
  • dictate
  • throne
  • reign
  • command
  • govern

Antonyms

  • standard
  • criticize
  • unorthodoxy
  • unconventionality

6. rule

noun. ['ˈruːl'] prescribed guide for conduct or action.

Synonyms

  • ordinance
  • book
  • prescript
  • rule of evidence
  • communications protocol
  • golden rule
  • direction
  • dictate
  • precept
  • parliamentary law
  • rubric
  • Miranda rule
  • bylaw
  • canon
  • order
  • rule book
  • protocol
  • etiquette
  • principle
  • instruction
  • regulation
  • parliamentary procedure
  • rules of order

Antonyms

  • advantage
  • derestrict
  • powerlessness
  • unrestraint

7. rule

verb. ['ˈruːl'] decide with authority.

Synonyms

  • decree
  • overturn
  • determine
  • overrule
  • rule in
  • rule out
  • override
  • overthrow
  • decide
  • make up one's mind

Antonyms

  • decrement
  • devolution
  • ride
  • algorithmic

8. rule

noun. ['ˈruːl'] (linguistics) a rule describing (or prescribing) a linguistic practice.

Synonyms

  • rule of grammar
  • conception
  • concept
  • rule of morphology
  • linguistic universal
  • linguistic rule
  • construct
  • universal
  • morphological rule

Antonyms

  • stay
  • synchronize
  • consecrate
  • correct

9. rule

noun. ['ˈruːl'] a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct.

Synonyms

  • generalisation
  • principle
  • yang
  • yin
  • generality
  • pillar
  • feng shui

Antonyms

  • yin
  • divest
  • inactivity
  • nonstandard

10. rule

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

Synonyms

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

Antonyms

  • conventional
  • disassembly
  • disagree
  • abnormal
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