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Definitions of regulate

  1. check the emission of (sound) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. shape or influence; give direction to; "experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations; "We cannot regulate the way people dress"; "This town likes to regulate" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of; "regulate the temperature"; "modulate the pitch" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly; "set clocks or instruments"; "regulate the thermostat" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. Regulative. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. To adjust by rule, method, or established mode; to direct by rule or restriction; to subject to governing principles or laws. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To put in good order; as, to regulate the disordered state of a nation or its finances. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To adjust, or maintain, with respect to a desired rate, degree, or condition; as, to regulate the temperature of a room, the pressure of steam, the speed of a machine, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To put or keep in proper order; adapt to, or govern by, rule, method, or certain standard laws; as, to regulate one's conduct. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. To make regular: to adjust by rule: to subject to rules or restrictions: to put in good order. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. To adjust by rule; put in order. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. To order or govern by rule; put or keep in order; adjust according to a standard. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. To adjust by rule; to subject to rule; to put in order. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. To put or keep in good order; to dispose; to arrange; to subject to rules or restrictions. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. Control by rule, subject to restrictions, moderate, adapt to requirements; adjust (machine, clock) so that it may work accurately. Hence regulator (1, 2) n., regulative a. [Late Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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