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Synonyms for (noun) rule

Synonyms: rule, ruler Definition: measuring stick consisting of a strip of wood or metal or plastic with a straight edge that is used for drawing straight lines and measuring lengths

Similar words: measure, measuring rod, measuring stick Definition: measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals; used as a reference in making measurements

Synonyms: convention, formula, pattern, normal, rule Definition: something regarded as a normative example Usage: the convention of not naming the main character; violence is the rule not the exception; his formula for impressing visitors

Similar words: practice Definition: knowledge of how something is usually done Usage: it is not the local practice to wear shorts to dinner

Synonyms: rule, regulation Definition: a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior Usage: it was his rule to take a walk before breakfast; short haircuts were the regulation

Similar words: concept, conception, construct Definition: an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances

Synonyms: formula, rule Definition: (mathematics) a standard procedure for solving a class of mathematical problems Usage: he determined the upper bound with Descartes' rule of signs; he gave us a general formula for attacking polynomials

Similar words: procedure, process Definition: a particular course of action intended to achieve a result Usage: the procedure of obtaining a driver's license; it was a process of trial and error

Synonyms: principle, rule Definition: a rule or law concerning a natural phenomenon or the function of a complex system Usage: the principle of the conservation of mass; the principle of jet propulsion; the right-hand rule for inductive fields

Similar words: law, law of nature Definition: a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature Usage: the laws of thermodynamics

Synonyms: principle, rule Definition: a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct Usage: their principles of composition characterized all their works

Similar words: generalisation, generality, generalization Definition: an idea or conclusion having general application Usage: he spoke in broad generalities

Synonyms: rule Definition: any one of a systematic body of regulations defining the way of life of members of a religious order Usage: the rule of St. Dominic

Similar words: direction, instruction Definition: a message describing how something is to be done Usage: he gave directions faster than she could follow them

Synonyms: rule, prescript Definition: prescribed guide for conduct or action

Similar words: direction, instruction Definition: a message describing how something is to be done Usage: he gave directions faster than she could follow them

Synonyms: rule Definition: directions that define the way a game or sport is to be conducted Usage: he knew the rules of chess

Similar words: direction, instruction Definition: a message describing how something is to be done Usage: he gave directions faster than she could follow them

Synonyms: linguistic rule, rule Definition: (linguistics) a rule describing (or prescribing) a linguistic practice

Similar words: concept, conception, construct Definition: an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances

Synonyms: dominion, rule Definition: dominance or power through legal authority Usage: France held undisputed dominion over vast areas of Africa; the rule of Caesar

Similar words: dominance, control, ascendance, ascendancy, ascendence, ascendency Definition: the state that exists when one person or group has power over another Usage: her apparent dominance of her husband was really her attempt to make him pay attention to her

Synonyms: rule Definition: the duration of a monarch's or government's power Usage: during the rule of Elizabeth

Similar words: continuance, duration Definition: the period of time during which something continues

Synonyms for (verb) rule

Synonyms: rein, harness, rule Definition: keep in check Usage: rule one's temper

Similar words: restrain, restrict, confine, bound, limit, trammel, throttle Definition: place limits on (extent or access) Usage: restrict the use of this parking lot; limit the time you can spend with your friends

Synonyms: decree, rule Definition: decide with authority Usage: The King decreed that all firstborn males should be killed

Similar words: make up one's mind, determine, decide Definition: reach, make, or come to a decision about something Usage: We finally decided after lengthy deliberations

Synonyms: find, rule Definition: decide on and make a declaration about Usage: find someone guilty

Similar words: pronounce, label, judge Definition: pronounce judgment on Usage: They labeled him unfit to work here

Synonyms: rule Definition: mark or draw with a ruler Usage: rule the margins

Similar words: draw Definition: represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface Usage: She drew an elephant; Draw me a horse

Synonyms: govern, rule Definition: exercise authority over; as of nations Usage: Who is governing the country now?

Similar words: command, control Definition: exercise authoritative control or power over Usage: control the budget; Command the military forces

Synonyms: rule Definition: have an affinity with; of signs of the zodiac

Similar words: come with, accompany, attach to, go with Definition: be present or associated with an event or entity Usage: French fries come with the hamburger; heart attacks are accompanied by distruction of heart tissue; fish usually goes with white wine; this kind of vein accompanies certain arteries