UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈgʌvərnmənt/, /ˈgʌvərmənt/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈgʌvɚnmənt, -ɚmənt/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(guvərn mənt, -ər mənt)

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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. a [democratic, communist, socialist] government
  2. [state, local, national] government
  3. a [weak, strong] government
  4. [an elected, a newly-elected, a coalition] government
  5. by the central government
  6. is the responsibility of the government to [provide, take, ensure]
  7. the [Chinese] government
  8. the government [of, in] [China]
  9. [controlled, regulated] by the government
  10. works for the government
  11. is employed by the government
  12. blame it on the government
  13. [take down, overthrow] the government
  14. the [policies, politics] of the government
  15. the [fall, decline, popularity] of the government
  16. [protests, demonstrations] against the government
  17. government and [politics, industry]
  18. [oligarchy, democracy, monarchy] is a form of government
  19. a [department, branch] of the government
  20. the government is [composed, made up] of
  21. the government's plans to [extend, reduce, cut, build]
n as adj
  1. government [policy, services, politics]
  2. government [officials, workers, employees]
  3. a government spokesperson
  4. (non-) government agencies
  5. opposes government plans to
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