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reign

reign

 
 
pronunciation:
reIn
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: rule by a monarch.
synonyms:
monarchy
definition 2: the period of a particular monarch's rule.
synonyms:
dynasty, rule
definition 3: complete and pervasive dominance, or the period during which such dominance is exercised.
The first nuclear bombing initiated a reign of fear.
synonyms:
rule, tyranny
similar words:
domination
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: reigned, reigning, reigns
definition 1: to exercise the authority of a monarch; act as an absolute ruler.
Queen Elizabeth I of England reigned from 1558 to 1603.
synonyms:
rule
similar words:
dominate, govern, tyrannize
definition 2: to have complete and pervasive control or influence; prevail or predominate.
Terror reigned after the bomb attack.
synonyms:
prevail, rule
similar words:
dominate, govern, obtain, permeate, predominate
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The words reign, rain, and rein sound alike but have different meanings.
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