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rule

rule

 
 
pronunciation:
rul
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
rule out
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a law or direction that guides behavior or action.
Baseball has many rules of play.
similar words:
law, regulation
definition 2: what is usual or normal.
As a rule, we stay home on Sundays.
synonyms:
practice
definition 3: a government or control.
The king's rule is just.
similar words:
command, control, regime
definition 4: a strip of wood or other material that is used to measure length; ruler.
synonyms:
ruler
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: ruled, rules, ruling
definition 1: to have authority over; govern.
The law rules the country.
synonyms:
govern
similar words:
command, control, dominate, head, lead
definition 2: to mark with straight lines.
I ruled the sheet of paper with a red pen.
similar words:
line
definition 3: to make a particular decision in a court of law.
The court ruled against them.
synonyms:
find
similar words:
decide, determine, judge
phrase: rule out
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