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

7 senses of rule

Sense 1
govern, rule -- (exercise authority over; as of nations; "Who is governing the country now?")
       => control, command -- (exercise authoritative control or power over; "control the budget"; "Command the military forces")

Sense 2
rule, decree -- (decide with authority; "The King decreed that all firstborn males should be killed")
       => decide, make up one's mind, determine -- (reach, make, or come to a decision about something; "We finally decided after lengthy deliberations")
          Phrasal Verb-> rule out#1

Sense 3
predominate, dominate, rule, reign, prevail -- (be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance; "Money reigns supreme here"; "Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood")

Sense 4
rule, find -- (decide on and make a declaration about; "find someone guilty")
       => pronounce, label, judge -- (pronounce judgment on; "They labeled him unfit to work here")

Sense 5
rule -- (have an affinity with; of signs of the zodiac)
       => attach to, accompany, come with, go with -- (be present or associated with an event or entity; "French fries come with the hamburger"; "heart attacks are accompanied by distruction of heart tissue"; "fish usually goes with white wine"; "this kind of vein accompanies certain arteries")

Sense 6
rule -- (mark or draw with a ruler; "rule the margins")
       => draw -- (represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface; "She drew an elephant"; "Draw me a horse")

Sense 7
rule, harness, rein -- (keep in check; "rule one's temper")
       => restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle -- (place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends")

Antonyms of adj ruled

1 sense of ruled

Sense 1
ruled -- (subject to a ruling authority; "the ruled mass")

INDIRECT (VIA subordinate) -> insubordinate -- (not submissive to authority; "a history of insubordinate behavior"; "insubordinate boys")

Similarity of adj ruled

1 sense of ruled

Sense 1
ruled -- (subject to a ruling authority; "the ruled mass")
       => subordinate (vs. insubordinate) -- (subject or submissive to authority or the control of another; "a subordinate kingdom")

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