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ruled Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb exercise authority over; as of nations
    rule; govern.
    • Who is governing the country now?
  2. verb decide with authority
    decree; rule.
    • The King decreed that all firstborn males should be killed
  3. verb be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
    dominate; prevail; reign; rule; predominate.
    • Money reigns supreme here
    • Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood
  4. verb decide on and make a declaration about
    find; rule.
    • find someone guilty
  5. verb have an affinity with; of signs of the zodiac
  6. verb mark or draw with a ruler
    • rule the margins
  7. verb keep in check
    rein; harness; rule.
    • rule one's temper
  8. adjective satellite subject to a ruling authority
    • the ruled mass

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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