Synonyms for Rule:
n.abdicate, depose, court, crown, coronation, commoner, the crown, dethrone, accede, accession. flourish, get ahead, thrive, be a roaring success, dictate, prosper, win out, achieve, be/get there. notify, proclaim, inform, issue, course, announce, address, habit, custom, bring forward, render, declare. bradawl, dominance, blowtorch, box end wrench, awl, Allen Wrench, adjustable wrench, blowlamp, bellows, applicator, over, bit. governance, hold sway, implant, administration (of an estate), incline, politics, predispose, motivate, condition, throw back on, enter. ethics, etiquette, the proprieties, morals, Standards, conscience, regime. outline, prescription, mark, mark out, draw, carve, canon, institute, engrave, circle, streak, imprint. concordance, rubric, prescriptive, reformulate, parse, grammatical, hypercorrection, generative grammar, grammar, grammarian. commonplace, ordinary, usual, norm. •aphorism (noun)
direction, sway, will, mastery, grasp, government, power, mandate, supremacy, charge, commission, domination, authority, hold, management, prowess, sovereignty, grip, reign, law, coordination.
gauge, rod, micrometer, tape measure, vernier, scale, protractor, compass, level, dial, yardstick, ruler, calipers, square, log, straightedge, sextant, T square, line, transit.
influence, motivation, pressure, rank, importance, predominance, pull, bias, seniority.
catchword, edict, precept, bidding, doctrine, byword, saying, teaching, policy, motto, principle, directive, dictum, code, credo, proverb, saw, instruction, moral, ordinance, adage, axiom.
•leadership of organization (noun)
domination, influence, sovereignty, jurisdiction, authority, power, government, control, regime, sway, reign, supremacy, dominion.
•method, way (noun)
course, habit, policy, custom.
customarily, habitually, regularly, generally.
dominion, govern, prescript, normal, formula, linguistic rule, ruler, principle, pattern, convention, harness, dominate, find, prevail, decree, predominate, reign, regulation, rein.
•standard, principle of behavior (noun)
decree, command, moral, direction, edict, axiom, canon, order, etiquette, formula, ordinance, prescription, regulation, dictum, law, precept.
control, dominate, order, harness, discipline, govern, supervise, pilot, lead, administer, execute, command, direct, oversee, bridle, manage, steer, preside, superintend.
boss, lord, master, conduct.
triumph, vanquish, succeed, surmount, overcome, conquer, better, subordinate, predominate, oppress, win, prevail.
•govern, manage (verb)
conduct, dictate, direct, preside, dominate, lead, predominate, hold sway, administer, prevail, bridle.
arbitrate, consider, adjudicate, mediate, determine, resolve, sentence, judge, decide, appraise, assess, find, referee, pronounce.
•judge, decide (verb)
find, hold, pronounce, adjudicate, determine, resolve.
conscience, administration (of an estate), reformulate, rubric, parse, grammarian, hypercorrection, generative grammar, etiquette, governance. grammar, prescriptive, dominance, prescription, habit, grammatical, norm, regime. concordance. dictate, usual. institute, ordinary. •judge
calipers, mark out.
•Other relevant words:
canon, normal, jurisdiction, norm, dominion, dictate, regulation, pattern, convention, decree.
Usage examples for rule
Alas our rule halteth, it is benome. – The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation, v. 1, Northern Europe by Richard Hakluyt