Synonyms of ruling


1. opinion, ruling, judgment, judgement, judicial decision

usage: the reason for a court's judgment (as opposed to the decision itself)


1. govern, rule, control, command

usage: exercise authority over; as of nations; "Who is governing the country now?"

2. rule, decree, decide, make up one's mind, determine

usage: decide with authority; "The King decreed that all firstborn males should be killed"

3. predominate, dominate, rule, reign, prevail

usage: be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance; "Money reigns supreme here"; "Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood"

4. rule, find, pronounce, label, judge

usage: decide on and make a declaration about; "find someone guilty"

5. rule, attach to, accompany, come with, go with

usage: have an affinity with; of signs of the zodiac

6. rule, draw

usage: mark or draw with a ruler; "rule the margins"

7. rule, harness, rein, restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle

usage: keep in check; "rule one's temper"


1. regnant, reigning, ruling, powerful (vs. powerless)

usage: exercising power or authority

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Definition and meaning of ruling (Dictionary)