HyperDic: government

English > 4 senses of the word government:
NOUNgroupgovernment, authorities, regimethe organization that is the governing authority of a political unit
actgovernment, governing, governance, government activity, administrationthe act of governing
cognitiongovernment(government) the system or form by which a community or other political unit is governed
cognitiongovernment, politics, political sciencethe study of government of states and other political units
government > pronunciation
Soundsgah'vermahnt; gah'vernmahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > government: 4 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningThe organization that is the governing authority of a political unit.
Example"the government reduced taxes"
Synonymsauthorities, regime
Categorygovernment, governing, governance, government activity, administrationThe act of governing
MembersdivisionAn administrative unit in government or business
executivepersons who administer the law
government departmentA department of government
government officials, officialdomPeople elected or appointed to administer a government
judiciary, benchpersons who administer justice
legislature, legislative assembly, legislative body, general assembly, law-makerspersons who make or amend or repeal laws
Partsadministration, governance, governing body, establishment, brass, organization, organisationThe persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something
judiciary, judicature, judicatory, judicial systemThe system of law courts that administer justice and constitute the judicial branch of government
NarrowerDowning StreetThe British government
ancien regimeA political and social system that no longer governs (especially the system that existed in France before the French Revolution)
authoritarian state, authoritarian regimeA government that concentrates political power in an authority not responsible to the people
bureaucracyA government that is administered primarily by bureaus that are staffed with nonelective officials
court, royal courtThe sovereign and his advisers who are the governing power of a state / state
empireA group of countries under a single authority
federal governmentA government with strong central powers
government-in-exileA temporary government moved to or formed in a foreign land by exiles who hope to rule when their country is liberated
local governmentThe government of a local area
military government, stratocracygovernment by the military and an army
palaceThe governing group of a kingdom
papacy, pontificateThe government of the Roman Catholic Church
puppet government, puppet state, pupet regimeA government that is appointed by and whose affairs are directed by an outside authority that may impose hardships on those governed
stateThe group of people comprising the government of a sovereign state
state governmentThe government of a state in the United States
totalitarian state, totalitation regimeA government that subordinates the individual to the state and strictly controls all aspects of life by coercive measures
BroaderpolityA politically organized unit
Spanishautoridad, gobierno, régimen
Catalanautoritat, govern, règim
Verbsgovernexercise authority over
English > government: 4 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of governing; exercising authority.
Example "he had considerable experience of government"
Synonymsgoverning, governance, government activity, administration
Category ofallegiantsteadfast in devotion (especially to your lawful / lawful monarch or government)
anarchy, lawlessnessA state of lawlessness and disorder (usually resulting from a failure of government)
bounty, premiumPayment or reward (especially from a government) for acts such as catching criminals or killing predatory animals or enlisting in the military
destabilization, destabilisationThe action of destabilizing
devolution, devolvementThe delegation of authority (especially from a central to a regional government)
event plannersomeone who plans social events as a profession (usually for government or corporate officials)
federalCharacterized by or constituting a form of government in which power is divided between one central and several regional authorities
government(government) the system or form by which a community or other political unit is governed
government, authorities, regimeThe organization that is the governing authority of a political unit
land reformA redistribution of agricultural land (especially by government action)
manifesto, pronunciamentoA public declaration of intentions (as issued by a political party or government)
minimalistadvocating minimal reforms (as in government or politics)
office, power(of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power
paternalismThe attitude (of a person or a government) that subordinates should be controlled in a fatherly way for their own good
politics, political science, governmentThe study of government of states and other political units
price-fixingControl (by agreement among producers or by government) of the price / price of a commodity in interstate commerce
progressive, reformist, reform-mindedfavoring / favoring or promoting reform (often by government action)
protest marchOccasion when you can express opposition by marching (usually on some government institution) without a license
squandermaniaprodigious squandering (usually by a government)
unitaryCharacterized by or constituting a form of government in which power is held by one central authority
zero coupon bond, zero-coupon bondA bond that is issued at a deep discount from its value at maturity and pays no interest during the life of the bond
Narrowerlegislation, legislating, lawmakingThe act of making or enacting laws
misgovernment, misrulegovernment that is inefficient / inefficient or dishonest
trust busting(law) government activities seeking to dissolve corporate trusts and monopolies (especially under the United States antitrust laws)
Broadersocial controlControl exerted (actively or passively) by group action
Spanishadministración, gobernabilidad, gobierno
Catalanadministració, govern
Verbsgoverndirect or strongly influence the behavior of
English > government: 4 senses > noun 3, cognition
Meaning(government) the system or form by which a community or other political unit is governed.
Example"tyrannical government"
Categorygovernment, governing, governance, government activity, administrationThe act of governing
Broadersystem, system of rulesA complex of methods or rules governing behavior
Verbsgovernbring into conformity with rules or principles / principles or usage
English > government: 4 senses > noun 4, cognition
MeaningThe study of government of states and other political units.
Synonymspolitics, political science
Category ofSovietsThe government of the Soviet Union
assassin, assassinator, bravoA murderer (especially one who kills a prominent political figure) who kills by a surprise attack and often is hired to do the deed
boltA sudden abandonment (as from a political party)
catechismA series of question put to an individual (such as a political candidate) to elicit their views
civilization, civilisationA society in an advanced state of social development (e.g., with complex legal and political and religious organizations)
coattails effect(politics) the consequence of one popular candidate in an election drawing votes for other members of the same political party
combinationAn alliance of people or corporations or countries for a special purpose (formerly to achieve some antisocial end but now for general political or economic purposes)
conspiracy, cabalA plot to carry out some harmful or illegal act (especially a political plot)
demonstration, manifestationA public display of group feelings (usually of a political nature)
mandateThe commission that is given to a government and its policies through an electoral victory
minimalistadvocating minimal reforms (as in government or politics)
muckraker, mudslingerOne who spreads real or alleged scandal about another (usually for political advantage)
mugwump, independent, fencesitterA neutral or uncommitted person (especially in politics)
nominating speech, nominating address, nominationAn address (usually at a political convention) proposing the name of a candidate to run for election
patronage(politics) granting favors or giving contracts or making appointments to office in return for political support
politicsThe profession devoted to governing and to political affairs
regularA dependable / dependable follower (especially in party politics)
sideOne of two or more contesting groups
turbulence, upheaval, Sturm und DrangA state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally)
war chestA fund accumulated to finance a war (or a political campaign)
Categorygovernment, governing, governance, government activity, administrationThe act of governing
NarrowergeopoliticsThe study of the effects of economic geography on the powers of the state / state
realpolitik, practical politicsPolitics based on practical rather than moral or ideological considerations
Broadersocial scienceThe branch of science that studies society and the relationships of individual within a society
Spanishciencias políticas, política
Catalanciències polítiques, política, politologia

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