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

1 sense of ruling

Sense 1
opinion, ruling -- (the reason for a court's judgment (as opposed to the decision itself))
       => judgment, judgement, judicial decision -- ((law) the determination by a court of competent jurisdiction on matters submitted to it)

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 ruling

1 sense of ruling

Sense 1
regnant, reigning, ruling -- (exercising power or authority)

INDIRECT (VIA powerful) -> powerless -- (lacking power)

Similarity of adj ruling

1 sense of ruling

Sense 1
regnant, reigning, ruling -- (exercising power or authority)
       => powerful (vs. powerless) -- (having great power or force or potency or effect; "the most powerful government in western Europe"; "his powerful arms"; "a powerful bomb"; "the horse's powerful kick"; "powerful drugs"; "a powerful argument")

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