Synonym of ruling

Alternative for ruling

Adjective

Being predominant across, or applying to, a broad spectrum
overall gross comprehensive universal inclusive master sweeping prevailing wholesale public blanket popular majority received umbrella global worldwide international all-around all-round broad pandemic across-the-board broad-brush nationwide countrywide coast-to-coast across the board all-embracing all-inclusive company-wide general widespread mainstream common mass wide prevalent orthodox average shared predominant regular standard joint communal stock overarching outright national collective wonted rife usual accepted ordinary pervasive routine rampant customary conventional habitual natural epidemic societal commonplace total vulgar established typical widely held in force in vogue in circulation broad-spectrum middle-of-the-road extensive thorough complete wide-ranging full far-reaching exhaustive generic all-encompassing encyclopedic panoramic encyclopaedic indiscriminate compendious embracive catholic bird's-eye in-depth all-in nonspecific thoroughgoing wall-to-wall cyclopedic extended unlimited omnibus absolute expansive large-scale broad-gauge broad-gauged cover-all all-out whole ubiquitous pervading deep interdisciplinary entire multidisciplinary cross-disciplinary ecumenical omnipresent state unconditional unmitigated infinite ample permeating overwhelming basic broad-ranging inescapable radical one-size-fits-all diffuse grand unrestricted rangy without exception out-and-out far-flung broad-based straight-out all in panned effective non-specific large unbounded panoptic everything all encompassing all-purpose nonexclusive net statewide wide-reaching far-ranging boundless aggregate integrated cosmopolitan outspread preponderate wholistic replete maximal detailed full-scale regional rounded broad in content including all members including all categories thorough-going generalized whole-hog unselective generalised exaggerated overstated overdrawn eclectic unanimous multinational mundane worldly astronomical holistic on a large scale all over the place in the mass in quantity in bulk bulk quantitative non-selective clean interstate full-on big picture full-blown encircling containing integral plenary lock stock and barrel the whole shebang in depth compleat the big picture comprising intact of great scope discursive perfect synoptic the works all-over from Land's End to John O'Groats all over the country unconfined limitless endless catchall taken as a whole catch-all all-together in toto all together with everything included ball-of-wax

Adjective

Superseding others in importance or status
highest chief leading principal supreme foremost main premier primary prime dominant top first greatest predominant paramount central grand preeminent key capital great cardinal overriding master arch sovereign big head primal overbearing overmastering superior sovran best prominent lead utmost commanding prior maximum topmost ultimate eminent superlative maximal notable illustrious elite loftiest crown apex apical tiptop zenithal pre-eminent number one numero uno top-notch top-tier highest-ranking top-ranking major controlling prevailing essential presiding vital crucial supereminent important number-one high uppermost core pivotal governing focal outstanding prevalent ascendant dominating fundamental powerful authoritative preponderant reigning critical basic intrinsic influential predominate significant compelling finest senior overruling imperious integral salient staple of greatest importance elemental rudimentary consequential radical transcendent regnant prepollent prepotent predominating first-rate weighty momentous first-class top-drawer in control directing in the ascendancy peak of prime importance top-priority unassailable champion domineering unsurpassed root determining big-time indispensable star stellar potent effective culminating biggest crack excellent crowning fine outside five-star major league noteworthy necessary arch- high-ranking underlying largest upper urgent must-have surpassing overpowering of the first rank worthiest initiative front serious basal constitutive especial strongest telling final successful intervening of supreme importance first and foremost superseding of greatest significance simple constitutional guiding popular richest noted axial top-rank headmost second-to-none greater managing in charge imposing dominative extensive larger elementary original distinguished strong assertive top-level elevated prestigious special authoritarian autocratic insistent dictatorial emphatic particular omnipotent absolute official mighty efficacious almighty supervisory arbitrary all-powerful high-level ranking remarkable magisterial exalted high-grade lofty holding the reins quintessential decisive No. 1 skookum famous celebrated renowned imperative requisite heavy deciding unequaled peerless optimal unparalleled matchless premium meaningful climactic pressing determinative acute consummate record incomparable unrivaled unrivalled much needed very important earth-shattering prerequisite of great consequence needed high-priority required life-and-death mandatory life-or-death all-important of the utmost importance of the essence burning far-reaching vitally important optimum unprecedented complete perfect inimitable unsurpassable unexcelled utopian unexampled exemplary nonpareil select undefeated unbeaten unbeatable furthermost unequalled best possible second to none without equal beyond compare industry leading top of the line top of the range top-class a cut above the rest record-breaking first class prize-winning number 1 topflight top-of-the-range top drawer par excellence sans pareil ascendent towering well-known aristocratic patrician genteel highborn highbred gentle wellborn upper-crust blue-blooded upper-class accomplished expert finished characteristic inherent beginning opening favoured favored winning chosen definitive unmatched untouchable total oustanding unconditional unmatchable strategic material operative keynote highest ranking august noble dignified mother of all initial respectable honoured venerable refined esteemed inaugural A-number-1 A-1 respected revered regal hotdog heavyweight primo of note hotshot royal posh heavy stuff hot stuff huge upmarket large honored grave at the leading edge at the cutting edge highly regarded princely knightly lordly ladylike queenly kingly widely praised well born silk-stocking well thought of of distinction high-born high-up gentlemanly baronial more powerful more important most important most prominent most powerful most influential most illustrious most significant most noticeable most obvious most excellent most outstanding most skilled

Adjective

Vigorous and energetic
high-powered dynamic driving effective energetic enterprising forceful aggressive go-ahead go-getting powerful vigorous fast-track high-octane ambitious assertive driven pushing pushy authoritarian authoritative commanding controlling dominant effectual efficient forcible go-go influential mighty potent robust strong successful supreme weighty highly capable in control full of get-up-and-go in the saddle emphatic positive determined active passionate fiery bold full-blooded feisty gutsy vehement intense single-minded proactive can-do storming impassioned zealous punchy racy muscular resounding hard-hitting pulling no punches rugged in-your-face intensive all-out mettlesome strenuous formidable vital leading imperious prominent demonstrative surpassing domineering imposing reigning superior regnant transcendent impressive lively spirited decisive able towering efficacious capable magnetic electric competent hard invincible fearsome zippy peppy zestful eminent high-level heavy-duty redoubtable important flamboyant red-blooded lusty animated spunky ballsy gingery sparky tireless flush have-a-go indefatigable energizing vibrant charismatic self-motivated hyped-up activating highpowered energising go-getter compelling productive vitalizing play hard ball coming on strong full of life full of beans play for keeps full of vim and vigour vivacious sprightly high-spirited sparkling spry bouncing perky bouncy jaunty exuberant tough snappy chipper spanking brisk hale and hearty enthusiastic raring to go bright-eyed and bushy-tailed frisky bubbly hearty animate pert gay springy airy kinetic jazzy pizazzy pizzazzy in fine fettle full of the joy of living healthy hardy flourishing sturdy combative argumentative fit athletic fine strapping belligerent quarrelsome thriving blooming able-bodied bellicose pugnacious effervescent in good health playful contentious confrontational hale strong as an ox strong as an lion buoyant strong as an horse in good trim sound in good kilter in tip-top condition in good shape in good condition truculent militant upbeat virile disputatious warlike scrappy wick agonistic chippy steamroller fighting fit persuasive take-charge hard-driving take-over dashing gladiatorial discordant full of vim in the pink alive and kicking assaultive brawly ornery touchy ball of fire difficult full of energy sensitive courageous excitable fit as a fiddle alive gritty gutty game thin-skinned full of pep hot-blooded on the warpath high-strung

Adjective

Widespread or common
rife widespread common general universal ubiquitous epidemic extensive pandemic prevalent abundant endemic everywhere global omnipresent plentiful rampant current frequent immanent inescapable insidious penetrating permeating pervading pervasive raging permeant permeative present everywhere prevailing suffusive many multitudinous numerous popular predominant profuse regnant thronged sweeping broad wide-ranging worldwide wall-to-wall comprehensive overarching unrestricted boundless unlimited total far-reaching all-embracing all over the place infinite ubiquitary international wholesale astronomical wide worldly deep full thorough ecumenical overwhelming all-present ever-present all-pervasive overall all-pervading undisputed regular all-over thoroughgoing diffuse catholic across-the-board all-inclusive persistent spreading infectious contagious catching epizootic indiscriminate mass communicable all over large-scale very common can't get away from empyrean whole cosmic cosmopolitan multinational mundane customary planetary celestial terrestrial all usual accepted generic stellar expansive extended complete exhaustive blanket rangy absolute outspread preponderate far-flung all-round out-and-out all-encompassing all-around all-out on a large scale across the board inclusive vast large ample encyclopedic countrywide immense interdisciplinary multidisciplinary nationwide cross-disciplinary encyclopaedic coast-to-coast in-depth panoramic big sizable great outright compendious umbrella significant roomy capacious spacious broad-brush expanded radical huge far-ranging scopic wide-reaching broad-ranging commodious sizeable generalized eclectic comfortable generalised scopious voluminous cyclopedic endless embracive generous omnibus limitless broad-based all-in broad-gauge broad-gauged broad-spectrum cover-all company-wide profound latitudinous outstretched open major airy palatial unspecified enormous collective uncrowded state systemic entire one-size-fits-all cavernous national spread-out spread comprising rambling thorough-going discursive unconditional unmitigated bird's-eye spread out straight-out enlarged systemwide widened intercontinental world copious vague bodywide simple high-ceilinged nonspecific panoptic everything encompassing substantial encyclopaedical encyclopedical unconfined important without exception obscure hazy nebulous momentous taken as a whole non-selective long lengthy statewide broad in content including all members including all categories unanimous protracted massive humongous life-changing ambitious whole-hog unselective exaggerated overstated overdrawn bulk quantitative detailed full-scale hefty regional influential weighty consequential broad-minded diverse liberal tolerant unsectarian unbigoted diversified clean unexclusive grand expanding stretching inflatable elastic dilating swelling in quantity in bulk of moment of significance flexible undogmatic interstate encircling containing integral plenary compleat intact perfect synoptic rolling immeasurable extendable stretchy enlargeable distending in the mass general-purpose multiculti open-minded world-wide varied all-purpose unprejudiced unqualified unspecialized of great import of consequence thick fat beamy wall to wall in depth the works from Land's End to John O'Groats all over the country dilatant unsuppressed sprawling expansile unrepressed extreme lock stock and barrel the whole shebang the big picture of great scope indeterminate charitable receptive without end widely distributed reducible stereotypable far reaching wide physically wide-stretching wide-extending discernible apparent obvious observable evident far-stretched far-spread far-going far-extending all-encompassing all-embracing dispersed scattered generalisable generalizable unconcentrated diffused broad based disseminated not concentrated circulated thin separated strewn propagated radiated distributed broadcast diluted

Adjective

Being the authoritative or definitive source of, or reference for
authoritative approved authorised authorized classic definitive sanctioned best classical magisterial official accepted accredited commanding legitimate recognised recognized sovereign administrative bureaucratic canonical departmental executive imperial lawful legal mandatory supreme ex cathedra ex officio established valid standard authentic formal bona fide proper certified documented orthodox sound endorsed licensed validated authenticated verified ratified kosher licenced signed and sealed regular traditional exhaustive customary undisputed binding genuine licit prescribed true contractual correct methodical effective allowed real explicit rightful legally acceptable legally binding in effect in force influential confirmed effectual pro forma ordinary received stock usual normal undoubted unquestioned natural statutory acknowledged canonic uncontested masterful bonafide acceptable conventional credible legit legalized lordly reliable consummate finest ultimate greatest strict constitutional permissible certifiable superlative imperious judgelike actual veritable usable orderly set regimented express right legalised unexpired systematic fixed ceremonious egotistic formalistic routine ceremonialistic ritualistic ritual ceremonial mother of all judge-like true-blue within the law warranted signed sealed decided decisive conclusive okay precise cathedral ordered positive definite cleared suitable fitting and delivered straight from the horse's mouth qualified commissioned permitted agreed appropriate vouched for applicable ascribed attributed empowered appointed organized credited determined affirmed backed chosen operational institutional active OK'd regulated systematized exact structured agreed upon current operative in operation systematised organised de règle at play in use in execution okayed countenanced discerning circumspect settled respectable procedural common required available deputed guaranteed recommended discreet establishment universal suggested businesslike ready arranged deputized proven supported passed time-honoured certain coherent societal judicious ruled deputised arrived at done officially recognized made official stated democratic standing elected indicative apt elective nominated popular delegated mainstream due accurate rigid representative of the people fit desired meet becoming suited prudent just befitting sensible felicitous pretty school most reliable most scholarly most complete most perfect most significant

Noun

An authoritative decision or pronouncement, especially one made by a judge
finding decision resolution decree pronouncement verdict adjudication judgement judgment sentence determination doom holding injunction commandment declaration law order precept rule conclusion punishment result resolve call penalty settlement arbitration award recommendation deliverance diagnosis outcome conviction deferment opinion arbitrament condemnation deferred sentence suspended sentence findings assessment adjudgement choice selection dictum edict say deduction evaluation option answer refereeing umpiring judging proposal motion assumption prognosis proposition adjudgment mediation negotiation intercession presumption plan pay dirt condemning imprisonment sanction retribution reparation redress recompense punition determining guilt pronouncement of guilt declaration of guilt preference confirmation inference damages amends fine compensation pick results nomination election way divination consequence calculation solution verification establishment discernment agreement adjudicature arrangement adjustment accord accommodation rap forfeiture justice penance discretion will volition eduction measurement induction discovery ascertainment sequitur perception fixing purpose end choosing bet druthers commitment picking vote punitive action visualisation visualization priority favorite favourite preferment thing fave favour appraisal selecting favor sleep fall vacation term getup clock jolt knock book censure trick hitch first choice check considered opinion top of the list sending up the river interpretation supposition estimation view persuasion notion conjecture viewpoint understanding impression reasoning surmise idea perspective position estimate feeling sentiment mind slant wish desire liberty alternative meaning reading sense illation ratiocination free will analysis scrutiny examination summary investigation clarification construal signification willingness conation explanation connotation definition apprehension awareness comprehension assimilation compromise thought stance input conception attitude reflection take comment outlook standpoint belief side inclination posture vent representation contention theory thinking angle stand speculation hypothesis aspect reaction suspicion fancy suffrage line part theorem thesis participation voice say-so point of view valuation review appraisement way of thinking right of speech vox populi right of free speech school of thought two cents' worth consideration reckoning thoughts fix critique observation sizing up value judgment summing-up

Noun

An official order or proclamation issued by a person in authority
decree edict directive fiat ukase diktat rescript bull order command dictate rule injunction law commandment ordinance mandate statute regulation instruction direction canon dictum demand act precept behest pronunciamento imperative pronouncement charge proclamation word requirement bidding bill enactment stipulation writ sanction constitution do summons prescription warrant promulgation decretal code decretum prescript resolution measure guideline by-law reg bylaw say-so ban bar prohibition embargo restriction declaration firman irade announcement authorization authorisation court order proscription exclusion order veto interdict gagging order restraining order notice exhortation motion manifesto criterion ultimatum guide principle covenant standard request legislation legal ruling judgement assize judgment subpoena enjoinment decalogue ratification will statement precedent call tenet briefing hest ground rule permission obligation memorandum memo admonition message communication desire procedure recommendation ordainment rap charging say advice insistence wish propriety decorum brocard etiquette monition enjoinder requisition commission no-no the word prompting solicitation agreement approval endorsement imposition encyclical the riot act Bible numbers book no-nos parameter amendment Act of Parliament clause verdict commitment ordering exaction dictation adjuration interdiction notification devoir local law official sanction broadcast assertion publication legislative document chapter and verse standing order piece of legislation authority expressed desire instrument accreditation licence license empowerment delegation official statement papal decree public statement consent support okay go-ahead carte blanche green light blank check formula credo belief creed maxim ethic acts rules rulings bills enactments lawmaking charters regulations statutes institute fundamental convention practice doctrine foundation postulate cause axiom reason equity divestiture proposal garnishment generalization decision generalisation principium truth caveat base mitzvah exigency ground proposition jurisprudence charter ordinances measures codification lawgiving legislature guidelines laws due process body of laws kaupapa body of law legal code ipse dixit appeal claim plea invitation application petition bid imploration supplication signal want importunity invocation indent condition provision purchase order dun drive choice permit entreaty urging clearance allowance leave sufferance concurrence granting right credentials verification written order dispensation thumbs up protocol affirmation guidance task process nomination appointment suggestion rule of order calling bell cry assignment beck information saying working principle byword motto recall asking action dogma preception teaching script recipe warning citation intimation caution hint forewarning prompt cue ask beck and call comment pressure cautionary advice supervision order tip-off high sign need clamour info tattoo enquiry pursuit question must-have impetration clamor prayer counterclaim arrogation suit entreatment detail proviso petitioning intention interrogation inquiry interest pleading beseech security particular big ask papers pledge warranty official document instructions inheritance estate directions legacy bestowal device heritage specification description delineation testimonial passport certificate guarantee credential authentication assent acceptance acquiescence access countenance blessing backing approbation privilege freedom power entitlement exemption prerogative validation confirmation tolerance discretion admission avowal concession liberty acknowledgment condonance impunity blank cheque pass acknowledgement endorsation green-light stamp of approval all clear free rein condonation seal OK admittance sanctification rubber stamp latitude run nod seal of approval free hand toleration O.K. say so imprimatur passage

Noun

A set of explicit or understood regulations or principles governing conduct or procedure
rules regulations orders laws canon directives ordinances commands decrees dictums directions edicts instructions precepts statutes acts commandments guidelines mandates prescriptions procedures pronouncements requirements stipulations bylaws criteria dictates guides imperatives injunctions proclamations documentation precedents principles rubric decorum etiquette proprieties regs by-laws rulebook no-nos court orders order rulings regulation law statute direction canons instruction dicta fiats behests demand ukases pronunciamentos imperative diktats charge act words resolution prescripts rescripts biddings code judgments judgements bills prescription declarations enactments writs dos procedure recommendations standards decision reg measures constitutions promulgation verdicts findings protocol decretals maxims say-sos warrants tenets determination ground rules assizes summonses sentences adjudications conventions announcements convention guidance covenants axioms bulls legislation manifestos notices calls results irades conclusions mitzvahs doctrine briefings requests subpoenas firmans statements motion formulae information code of practice outcomes standing orders rap yardsticks dogmas wills policy ratification enjoinments resolve ethics exhortation arbitration proposals parameters sanction decalogues authorization assertions institutes fundamentals holdings suggestion doom benchmarks touchstones ultimatums advice awards hests comments manual directory affirmation instruments ipse dixits customs amendment clauses commitment memos memorandums messages legal codes communication books Bibles charging say insistence wishes promptings desire solicitation actions sayings teaching mottos preceptions bywords broadcasts publication ordering exaction dictation obligations adjurations requisitions notification imposition devoirs interdictions briefing tips plan indication models norms exemplars patterns constraints limits specifications signals counsels marks markers clues rules of thumb keys gauges gages settlements evaluation arrangements agreement accords deliverance adjustment ends adjudgements adjudicatures diagnosis arbitraments assessments accommodation etiquettes propriety brocards dress codes garnishments reason equity generalization bases beliefs generalisation caveats credos truth practice divestitures foundations creeds exigencies ground cause postulates proposition due process retribution fines penalties recompense amends conviction compensation punition penances redresses damages condemnation forfeiture punishment justice reparation

Noun

An official agreement intended to resolve a dispute or conflict
settlement agreement arrangement conclusion deal resolution bargain understanding decision disposition pact accommodation accord adjustment compact contract convention covenant determination establishment finding adjudication completion compromise confirmation judgement judgment termination compensation disbursement expenditure pay payoff quietus reimbursement remuneration showdown trade-off working out happy medium verdict resolve negotiation opinion call arbitrament decree diagnosis order arbitration pronouncement sentence choice deduction concession deliverance result award modus vivendi mediation give-and-take intercession inference allotment fixing composition terms preference selection adjudgement conviction appointment nomination assumption recommendation sequitur option presumption eduction induction outcome evaluation commitment answer half measures truce deciding finalization finalisation conciliation mediatorship intervention interceding peacemaking interposition engagement reasoning interpretation supposition conjecture surmise prognosis package deal punishment illation ratiocination injunction rule disposal gentleman's agreement benefit share stipulation apportionment stake refereeing umpiring judging balance findings results adaptation change fitting declaration adjudicature assessment divination consequence calculation solution verification discernment transformation reconciliation harmony compliance adjudgment middle ground end designation alteration modification makeover conformity measurement discovery ascertainment perception purpose win-win situation neutral ground pick half measure fifty-fifty election way halfway house half and half visualisation visualization discretion will volition setting specification fifty-fifty deal check choosing bet druthers picking vote prescription priority top of the list favorite favourite preferment thing fave first choice favour appraisal selecting say favor authorization naming authorisation a decision about

Noun

The responsibility for and control of a company or organization
management administration charge running care control direction conduct governance guidance handling operation superintendence supervision command government managing organisation organization rule governing intendance leadership oversight presidency regulation stewardship superintendency manipulation overseeing controlling supervising coordination regulating directing maintenance commanding conducting orchestrating administering orchestration execution surveillance headship planning arrangement custody keeping guardianship protection auspices strategy tutelage aegis ward wardship treatment authority organizing logistics organising employment patronage performance masterminding inspection maneuvering structuring influence use stage management safe keeping working out keep regimentation trust scheduling settlement safekeeping preparation formation power responsibility manoeuvring trusteeship transaction outlining choreography regime ministration working plans preparations development standardization systematization check negotiation sway tactics groundwork custodianship prosecution systematisation conclusion statecraft clinching standardisation plan designing devising provision law executive projection regimen polity bureaucracy dominion domination ministry utilization application politics protectorship jurisdiction carrying out forecasting drafting hammering out usage discharge empire thrashing out hands powers-that-be utilisation political practice headmastership engineering approach statesmanship dealing diplomacy coping with instruction upkeep selection categorization guard preparing mastery regiment containment lap prearrangement predominanc reins making comanagement codirection generalship coadministration procedure housekeeping establishment construction settling orderliness policy curation formulation assembly assembling methodology monitoring policing parenting enactment efficiency structure mothering fathering wielding ordering provision of care looking after possession preservation thoroughness red tape adaptation reorganisation reorganization reconciliation moderation classification alteration responsibility for codification hand thrall escrow productiveness resourcefulness productivity agreement accomplishment watch salvation conservation observation say-so arranging brokering design sovereignty effectualness efficacy leading guiding steering state forethought completion predominance regency time management appliance play exercise operating functioning performing adoption implementation the feds cabinet directorate council consumption harmonization matching synchronization incumbency bringing off bringing about pulling off applying Uncle Sam setting up usance exertion deployment capitalization mobilisation mobilization discussing the terms of governing body top brass powers that be harmonisation synchronisation bringing together

Verb

Present participle for to govern or rule over
governing leading controlling dominating managing administering directing heading supervising swaying overseeing running stewarding superintending commanding captaining guiding administrating bossing conducting presiding over reigning over ruling over having charge of taking over assuming command of holding the reins lording over ruling the roost running the show dictating terms holding sway over calling the shots on sitting on top of cracked the whip keeping under one's thumb laying down the law regulating handling overlooking organizing operating heading up organising calling the shots steering piloting calling the tune tending carrying on reigning orchestrating being responsible for keeping ordering having control of being in the saddle being in the driving seat quarterbacking holding sway masterminding pulling the strings influencing domineering spearheading exercising control over mastering chairing carrying out executing dictating being in charge moderating predominating having authority over having authority manoeuvring maneuvering officiating coordinating having power having influence engineering looking after helming advising running things disciplining caring for micromanaging riding herd on taking charge of taking the chair of hegemonizing manipulating fronting tyrannizing tyrannising marshaling marshalling overruling presiding skippering maintaining exercising power driving ministering wielding inspecting taking care of watching shepherding having the upper hand holding office calling the signals watching over leading the way calling the shots in calling the tune in taking the helm taking charge keeping an eye on hosting calling arbitrating introducing judging observing seeing mediating assuming command over calling the shots of facilitating having control over disposing attending to wielding baton maintaining order pulling the wires funnelling coxswaining navigating trailblazing channeling channelling pointing beaconing contriving funneling coaching officering minding taking control of eyeing attending having the say taking the reins refereeing chaperoning umpiring fielding tending to addressing negotiating herding wielding power holding power controlling the affairs of baby-sitting keeping one's eye on taking hacking pointing in the right direction putting on the right track prevailing over taking the reins of exercising authority over having a handle on plying instructing working treating prevailing holding dominion over rendering taking forward holding down engaging in calling upon taking the chair having the ascendancy having the edge assuming command occupying throne exercising authority holding dominion pushing wearing the crown serving the people browbeating bullying overshadowing outweighing railroading bulldozing pressurizing having the greatest influence overriding telling pressurising holding the whip hand having the whip hand carrying most weight giving orders bossing about lording it over telling what to do ordering about riding roughshod over giving orders to leaning on ordering around walking all over using strong-arm tactics on bossing around trying to control monitoring policing legislating checking arranging methodizing standardizing carrying weight tempering systematizing getting the upper hand standardising legalising squaring normalizing settling legalizing normalising readjusting classifying reconciling rectifying fixing adapting systematising determining fitting oppressing subjugating subjecting affecting regimenting besteering bewielding puppeteering pulling things together putting in order keeping a tab on checking up on making conform keeping tabs on keeping a beady eye on dealing with holding purse strings wearing the trousers having someone eating out of one's hand having someone in the palm of one's hand having something in the palm of one's hand having a hold over pushing buttons holding the purse strings having someone in one's hip pocket

Verb

Present participle for to pronounce authoritatively and legally to be the case
decreeing declaring determining finding judging adjudging deeming establishing proclaiming pronouncing settling adjudicating assessing deciding dictating directing esteeming estimating evaluating ordering resolving holding ordaining surmising asseverating calling concluding announcing commanding deducing figuring fixing gathering inferring postulating prescribing saying setting theorising theorizing laying down making a judgement laying down the law passing upon setting down arbitrating enacting demanding enjoining imposing considering counting authorizing legislating reckoning thinking stating mandating rating passing authorising supposing formulating promulgating ruling on delivering affirming asserting requiring assigning maintaining refereeing umpiring believing making constituting viewing perceiving regarding conceiving charging choosing guiding reading the riot act walking heavy putting foot down requisitioning putting down mediating specifying issuing negotiating stipulating appointing forming judgment trumpeting constraining compelling forcing obliging defining influencing controlling affecting governing enacting laws foresaying dealing instituting electing blessing commissioning nominating delegating recommending valuing appraising setting out making laws constitutionalizing establishing laws having a bearing on leading shaping calling the tune taking the reins bidding instructing regimenting managing calling the play deciding on giving a ruling on setting forth giving a verdict on appreciating apportioning awarding sentencing codifying laws passing laws drumming sitting in judgment making a ruling on passing judgement on passing judgment settling on sitting in judgement on blasting dealing with sizing up looking on thinking of putting one's foot down particularising selecting particularizing designating formulating laws ratifying laws regarding as pontificating mouthing verbalizing figuring out summing up weighing up laying down laws putting laws in force enforcing laws making provision verbalising viewing as seeing as believing to be writing prescription picking out making provision for writing a prescription for sounding off feeling spreading around opining presuming assuming swearing allowing guessing imagining buying crediting sensing averring having sneaking suspicion swearing up and down swearing by crossing one's heart laying money on entertaining the idea taking the view setting store by subscribing to the opinion taking stock in lapping up betting bottom dollar taking as gospel truth having a hunch installing placing naming organizing organising arranging employing picking setting up enrolling signing up voting in requesting forming exacting detailing engaging inaugurating hiring confirming inducting effecting founding starting introducing initiating drafting creating launching carrying out entitling originating ratifying investing planting bringing about titling electing for fulfilling taking on bidding for recruiting agreeing on pinning down putting in place casting as posting entrusting tasking committing scheduling intrusting allocating arranging a date for arranging a time for trusting agreeing upon fixing up fixing on resolving on deciding upon intending identifying conducting finalizing guaranteeing spelling out agreeing insisting on conditioning contracting promising insisting upon beginning causing christening proffering denominating enlisting labelling labeling levying allotting handpicking empowering laying wanting wishing branding pegging denoting building basing specificating pledging investing in tendering putting chartering innovating developing pioneering tabbing proposing slotting tagging recognising classifying recognizing marking implementing advancing pursuing exerting insisting enforcing applying putting finger on settling upon putting down for opting for singling out pointing to cherry-picking deputing stationing predicating securing laying foundation agreeing to providing ensuring underwriting having as a condition making it a condition examining trying hearing answering sanctioning fining building up implanting getting something moving corroborating domiciliating inculcating lodging laying the foundations of erecting getting something going mooring getting something working kicking something off reffing finalising collecting slapping taxing drawing up carrying through administering approving engaging in waging putting through clearing up executing clapping wreaking wrecking saddling accrediting working out cinching fixing upon coming to a decision about squaring up squaring off nailing down taking a decision on calling the shots on clinching compassing carrying off following through with pulling off adopting pronouncing judgement on pronouncing on choosing to do tapping bringing to bear bringing into effect making a judgement on laying on co-opting installing as

Verb

Present participle for to instruct or order (someone) to do something
enjoining commanding ordering directing demanding charging requiring instructing telling ordaining decreeing exacting dictating claiming adjuring imposing prescribing questing warning appointing cautioning admonishing pressuring pressurising pressurizing pushing spurring nagging calling for insisting on pressing for clamoring for stipulating for calling on bossing around giving the order to calling upon giving the command to pleading with leaning on putting pressure on using pressure on bulldozing into railroading into putting the heat on putting the screws on bidding obliging asking calling urging compelling mandating soliciting needing summoning requisitioning requesting expecting necessitating beckoning tasking seeking forcing authorising subpoenaing authorizing forcing upon giving directions giving orders to imposing on putting foot down laying down the law giving orders calling the shots beseeching begging imploring exhorting entreating supplicating insisting importuning appealing petitioning challenging stipulating pushing for asking for appealing for praying proposing obligating appealing to suing craving obtaining pestering pleading causing bearing encouraging applying for postulating badgering for clamouring for begging for suing for baying for pressing putting in for insisting upon nagging for petitioning for asking authoritatively asking brusquely laying claim to pestering for looking for assigning defining cajoling coaxing extracting extorting advising informing lecturing retrieving calling the signals giving instructions constraining formally requesting justifying making invoking putting in an application for applying to filing for counting on clamouring campaigning lobbying asserting oneself warranting crying for entailing crying out for calling out for depending on involving taking baying goading pursuing prompting clamoring intending coercing impetrating besieging arrogating badgering applying effecting determining bugging nudging inquiring enquiring drumming prodding holding out for wanting wishing resolving making a claim asking forcefully egging on whistling for praying for inquiring about hitting up exerting choosing to do deciding on bringing about

Verb

Present participle for to be impressive

Verb

Present participle for to limit or restrict
restraining controlling checking containing curbing bridling restricting suppressing holding limiting subduing regulating repressing constraining governing muzzling confining corking dampening hampering handicapping inhibiting moderating preventing reining bitting curtailing harnessing hindering holding back keeping keeping in check leashing measuring smothering stifling taming bottling up choking back debarring holding in check reining in straitening circumscribing cooling delimiting detaining deterring directing gagging guiding hogtying hogtieing impounding imprisoning gaoling jailing keeping within bounds killing pulling in reining back retarding staying stemming keeping in putting a brake on boxing up cracking down hemming in holding down keeping down keeping under control locking up pinning down pulling back putting away sitting on tying down bringing under control keeping in line keeping the lid on having on a tight leash trammelling trammeling withholding impeding freezing interning holding in shutting in biting back cooling off keeping lid on keeping a lid on keeping a tight rein on mastering corking up tempering mitigating calming arresting strangling muffling keeping control of modulating easing disciplining pegging entrammeling entrammelling fettering relieving keeping on a string putting a limit on boxing in cutting back putting the brakes on keeping back slowing down cooling down toning down buttoning up keeping tight rein on fighting back chaining tying up stemming the flow of baulking frustrating hamstringing cramping constricting incarcerating bringing to screeching halt hog-tying binding necessitating shotgunning locking in concussing fencing in banning disallowing closing in denying depriving barring balking immuring cooping up putting half nelson on stopping blocking halting obstructing thwarting stalling holding up nipping in the bud stymieing clogging discouraging foiling stilling circumventing interfering with reducing catching pulling up countering intercepting slowing shackling suspending short-circuiting handcuffing embarrassing dissuading encumbering quashing manacling hobbling prohibiting forbidding outlawing sandbagging averting warding tabooing interdicting enjoining fazing plugging quelling retaining waiving hanging up putting an end to cutting off ceasing putting on brakes putting an stop to refusing laying off holding off on discontinuing keeping hold of throwing a spanner in the works of binding up taping up stopping up putting on the shelf putting on back burner putting on hold putting on ice refusing to pay delaying gaining control over simmering down gaining mastery over neutralizing pausing swallowing squelching cutting short terminating interrupting bottlenecking counteracting staunching repulsing checkmating rebuffing braking choking neutralising drawing up standing in the way of slackening pace playing for time fetching up bringing to a standstill putting a spoke in someone's wheel

Verb

Present participle for to forcibly impose obedience or servitude
subjugating conquering overpowering subduing vanquishing licking crushing defeating enslaving mastering overcoming quashing quelling suppressing taming hegemonizing breaking colonising colonizing dominating humbling oppressing overthrowing pacifying repressing subjecting subordinating tyrannising tyrannizing bringing to heel clobbering coercing compelling enthralling forcing hammering overwhelming reducing triumphing underyoking gaining ascendancy over gaining control of gaining mastery over putting down ruling over bearing down beating down bringing under the yoke holding sway kicking around bringing someone to their knees bringing to knees holding sway over keeping under thumb reeling back in walking all over wiping the floor with abusing persecuting maltreating wronging ill-treating scourging exploiting treating harshly keeping down straining torturing trampling harassing overloading despotizing vexing annoying besetting riding handicapping pressing tormenting encumbering holding down taxing grinding down outraging plaguing worrying distressing hounding aggrieving saddling harrying smothering trampling underfoot tyrannizing over trampling on riding roughshod over picking on putting upon putting screws to weighing heavy upon ruling with a rod of iron putting the squeeze on ruling with an iron hand devastating intimidating prostrating flooring whelming overmastering swamping snowing under browbeating terrorizing bullying terrorising keeping under threatening menacing domineering victimizing victimising brutalising brutalizing pushing around squashing domineering over squelching afflicting weakening destroying molesting vandalizing barbarizing yoking vandalising mistreating disfranchising scaring overbearing cowing manhandling disenfranchising hobbling depriving treading hectoring frightening misusing mishandling getting hooks into keeping in subjection keeping under one's thumb keeping in submission dictating treading on pushing about ordering about ordering around ill-using playing the heavy with messing over dictating to lording it over ruling despotically having someone under your thumb treating brutally cracking down on extinguishing silencing wrecking ruining obliterating killing strangling icing quelching stamping out blowing away putting a stop to putting an end to snuffing out forcing down bearing down on slapping down clamping down on blotting out

Antonym of ruling

ruling Idiom, Proverb

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