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Regulate

Regulate

WordNet



verb


(1)   Check the emission of (sound)
(2)   Fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of
"Regulate the temperature"
"Modulate the pitch"
(3)   Shape or influence; give direction to
"Experience often determines ability"
"Mold public opinion"
(4)   Bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations
"We cannot regulate the way people dress"
"This town likes to regulate"
Wiktonary



Etymology


< , pp. of < : see rule. Cf. regle, rail.

Verb



  1. To dictate policy.
  2. To control or direct according to rule, principle, or law.
  3. To adjust to a particular specification or requirement: regulate temperature.
  4. To adjust (a mechanism) for accurate and proper functioning.
  5. To put or maintain in order: regulate one's eating habits.