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rule

rule

 
 
pronunciation:
rul
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a law or direction that guides behavior or action.
I will play if you teach me the rules of the game.He broke many of the school rules.
similar words:
law, regulation
definition 2: what is usual, typical, or normal.
Most children love sweets, but my daughter is an exception to the rule.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: ruled, rules, ruling
definition: to have authority over; govern.
The king rules the country.
synonyms:
govern
similar words:
command, control, head, lead
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  action, behavior, game, government, law, measurement, monarchy