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government

gov·ern·ment

government

 
 
pronunciation:
guh vrn mnt [or] guh vr mnt
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the political direction and control over people living in a community, state, or nation.
Government is challenging in a country where the people speak different languages.
synonyms:
administration, management
similar words:
charge, command, control, oversight, reign, rule
definition 2: the group of people that gives this direction and has this control.
The city government decided to build a public skate park.
synonyms:
administration, authorities, establishment
antonyms:
anarchy
similar words:
congress, legislature, parliament, power, presidency, senate, Uncle Sam
definition 3: the type of system by which a community, state, or nation is governed.
Ancient Athens had the first democratic government.
similar words:
democracy, monarchy, regime, republic, system
derivations: governmental (adj.), governmentally (adv.)
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representation of the government
some government places
some heads of governments
some kinds of governments
some kinds of governments decisions
some parts of governments
some people associated with governmental
Word Parts
The word government contains the following part:
-ment Latin noun-forming suffix that means act, process, or instance of
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The suffix -ment attaches to Latin verb roots (e.g., doc, reg, sed) or to English verbs of Latin origin to form nouns.