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Adjective
Being governed (by someone)
“The conquest of lands was not as important to him as would be the reintegration of already conquered places and, more importantly, already ruled peoples.”
Adjective
Having lines, especially printed
“The second exhibit is a longhand memo, two pages, on ruled paper.”
Adjective
Having been recommended or approved, typically by an authority
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Having streaks or stripes
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Legitimate as recognized by law
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Obliged by law, circumstances, or duty to do something
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Being at the mercy of
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Controlled or managed accordingly
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Subjugated under the control of a foreign military presence
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To have been in charge or command of
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“Although Polyneices is next in line to rule Thebes, Eteocles claims the throne for himself.”
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To have determined or judged
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“Contrary to submissions made by the plaintiff, I rule that the defendants are parties to the action.”
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To have determined or dictated
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Past tense for to restrain or have control over
“We cannot allow fear to rule our lives.”
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Past tense for to be in power
“Mary Tudor, the first queen regnant of England, would rule from 1553 until her death in 1558.”
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Past tense for to be a dominant or powerful factor
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“Pete Sampras would rule as the premier tennis player of the 90s.”
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Past tense for to keep from exceeding a desirable degree or level
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“If you cannot rule your emotions, your emotions will rule you.”
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Past tense for to stipulate action to be taken as an order or instruction
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Past tense for to instruct or order (someone) to do something
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Past tense for to enact or establish legally or legislatively
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Past tense for to be very successful or triumphant at a task or endeavor
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Past tense for to put down or control by cruelty or force
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Past tense for to draw a line underneath something, especially to add emphasis
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Past tense for to reach a decision or recommendation
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Past tense for to emphasize, stress, or indicate the importance of
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Past tense for to reach a decision or recommendation
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Past tense for to remain valid or unaltered
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Past tense for to have as a belief or opinion
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Past tense for to protect or shield from harm or danger
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Past tense for to overcome or defeat
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