I verb administer badly, administer improperly, administer poorly, govern badly, maladminister, male administrare, male regere, manage badly, misadminister, misdirect, misguide, mismanage, misrule, rule dishonestly II index exploit (take advantage of), mismanage, mistreat

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  • Misgovern — Mis*gov ern, v. t. To govern badly; as, to misgovern a country. Knolles. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • misgovern — (v.) c.1400, from MIS (Cf. mis ) (1) + GOVERN (Cf. govern). Related: Misgoverned; misgoverning …   Etymology dictionary

  • misgovern — ► VERB ▪ govern unfairly or poorly …   English terms dictionary

  • misgovern — [mis΄guv′ərn] vt. to govern, administer, or manage badly misgovernment n …   English World dictionary

  • misgovern — misgovernment, misgovernance, n. /mis guv euhrn/, v.t. to govern or manage badly. [1375 1425; late ME misgovernen. See MIS 1, GOVERN] * * * …   Universalium

  • misgovern — verb To govern badly or wrongly …   Wiktionary

  • misgovern — v. govern poorly or dishonestly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • misgovern — verb govern unfairly or poorly. Derivatives misgovernment noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • misgovern — mis·gov·ern …   English syllables

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