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English noun: reign

1. reign (time) a period during which something or somebody is dominant or powerful

SamplesHe was helpless under the reign of his egotism.

Broader (hypernym)period, period of time, time period

Narrower (hyponym)reign of terror

2. reign (time) the period during which a monarch is sovereign

SamplesDuring the reign of Henry VIII.

Broader (hypernym)age, historic period

3. reign (state) royal authority; the dominion of a monarch


Broader (hypernym)dominion, rule

Narrower (hyponym)scepter, sceptre

English verb: reign

1. reign (social) have sovereign power

SamplesHenry VIII reigned for a long time.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)govern, rule

2. reign (stative) be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance

SamplesMoney reigns supreme here.
Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood.

Synonymsdominate, predominate, prevail, rule

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Narrower (hyponym)outbalance, outweigh, overarch, overbalance, override, preponderate

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