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Definition 1: royal authority; the dominion of a monarch - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for reign in the sense of this definition

(reign is a kind of ...) dominance or power through legal authority

"France held undisputed dominion over vast areas of Africa" "the rule of Caesar"

(... is a kind of reign ) the imperial authority symbolized by a scepter

Definition 2: the period during which a monarch is sovereign - [noun denoting time]

Samples where reign or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • during the reign of Henry VIII

(reign is a kind of ...) an era of history having some distinctive feature

"we live in a litigious age"

Definition 3: a period during which something or somebody is dominant or powerful - [noun denoting time]

Samples where reign or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was helpless under the reign of his egotism

(reign is a kind of ...) an amount of time

"a time period of 30 years" "hastened the period of time of his recovery" "Picasso's blue period"

(... is a kind of reign ) any period of brutal suppression thought to resemble the Reign of Terror in France

Samples where reign or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Henry VIII reigned for a long time

(reign is a kind of ...) exercise authority over; as of nations

"Who is governing the country now?"

Definition 5: be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance - [verb of stative]

Samples where reign or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Money reigns supreme here
  • Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood

Synonyms for reign in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of reign ) prevail over

"health considerations override financial concerns"

(... is a kind of reign ) be central or dominant

"This scene overarches the entire first act"

(... is a kind of reign ) weigh more heavily

"these considerations outweigh our wishes"

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