7. corrupted, depraved, perverted, demoralized, vitiated; debased, degraded; contaminated, tainted, poisoned, polluted, defiled; injured, damaged, spoiled, marred, scarred, defaced.
8. deprived, bereaved; impoverished, wanting, destitute, Inf. on the rocks, needy; penniless, penurious, indigent; bankrupt, insolvent.
rule, n. 1. principle, tenet, law, precept; regulation, ordinance, bylaw, statute; control, restriction, ban, embargo, prohibition; mandate, commandment, directive, order, court order.
2. standard, guide, guideline; basic rule, Inf rule of the road, formula, formulary, recipe, method, way; model, canon, criterion; natural law, general truth, truth or self-evident truth; rubric, doctrine, dogma, belief; mathematical rule, Math, formula, theorem, Math, proposition, Math, corollary; moral law, rule of conduct, code, personal code or standards.
3. dominion, reign, government, regulation, direction; command, domination, mastery, sway, authority, control, mastery, power, influence; sovereignty, supremacy, ascendancy; supervision, oversight, leadership; kingship, (in India) raj, presidency, chieftaincy, chieftainship, czarism, imperial rule, papal rule; dominance, eminence; tenure of office.
4. usual occurrence, custom, convention, customary practice, habitual practice, wont, routine, matter of course, habit, rut, groove.
as a rule usually, generally, ordinarily, commonly; habitually, customarily, frequently, often, repeatedly; universally, extensively, almost always; for the most part, in the main, on the whole, mainly; most times, almost every time, on a regular basis. -v. 6. control, have control of, be in control; boss, call the shots, Inf. call the tune; direct, supervise, superintend, oversee; head, lead, manage, administer, have or be in charge, preside over; dominate, rule the roost, wear the crown, wield the scepter, wield the power or authority, sit on the throne.
7. prevail, be prevalent, predominate, hold sway; preponderate, abound, flourish, thrive, overspread, spread over, be widespread, be universal, be rife, be rampart, be epidemic; be widely-known, be all-pervasive, be all over; endure, last, continue, persist; be current, be fashionable, be popular, be in vogue, be k la mode, be all the rage.
8. decree, deem, judge, adjudge; settle, order, hand down a decision; decide, make a judgment, exercise judicial power.
rule out eliminate, exclude, dismiss, reject; disregard, ignore, by-pass, overlook; refuse to admit, not put into consideration, not consider eligible or worthy, put out of the running.
ruler, n. 1. sovereign, monarch, crowned head, majesty, royal personage, potentate, dynast, king, Latin, rex; caesar, czar, kaiser; prince, prince consort, prince regent, regent, viceroy; protector, governor, tetrarch; suzerain, overlord, chief, chieftain, high chief; liege, ethnarch, gerent, caliph, sultan, shah, khan, mogul, mikado, doge, inca, rajah, maharajah, amir, khedive, satrap; pasha, bey, tetrarch, mandarin, hierarch; pharaoh, sachem, sheik, aga, archon.
2. commandant, magistrate, provost; mayor, chancellor, prefect; generalissimo, Lord admiral, commander-in-chief, Ger. FUhrer, duce; patriarch, doyen, superior, senior, ruling elder; leader, cicerone, conductor.
ruling, n. 1. decision, judgment, decree, judicial decision, opinion, official opinion; adjudication, finding, verdict, award, call; determination, resolution, outcome, upshot, result; penalty, sentence.
My Account / Test History
I put my watch with the radio news.
I set my watch by the radio news.