Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun reign

3 senses of reign

Sense 1
reign -- (a period during which something or somebody is dominant or powerful; "he was helpless under the reign of his egotism")
       => time period, period of time, period -- (an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period")

Sense 2
reign -- (the period during which a monarch is sovereign; "during the reign of Henry VIII")
       => historic period, age -- (an era of history having some distinctive feature; "we live in a litigious age")

Sense 3
reign, sovereignty -- (royal authority; the dominion of a monarch)
       => dominion, rule -- (dominance or power through legal authority; "France held undisputed dominion over vast areas of Africa"; "the rule of Caesar")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb reign

2 senses of reign

Sense 1
reign -- (have sovereign power; "Henry VIII reigned for a long time")
       => govern, rule -- (exercise authority over; as of nations; "Who is governing the country now?")

Sense 2
predominate, dominate, rule, reign, prevail -- (be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance; "Money reigns supreme here"; "Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood")

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