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reg·u·late

 (rĕg′yə-lāt′)
tr.v. reg·u·lat·ed, reg·u·lat·ing, reg·u·lates
1. To control or direct according to rule, principle, or law.
2. To adjust to a particular specification or requirement: regulate temperature.
3. To adjust (a mechanism) for accurate and proper functioning.
4. To put or maintain in order: regulate one's eating habits.

[Middle English, from Late Latin rēgulāre, rēgulāt-, from Latin rēgula, rod, rule; see reg- in Indo-European roots.]

reg′u·la′tive, reg′u·la·to′ry (-lə-tôr′ē) adj.

regulate

(ˈrɛɡjʊˌleɪt)
vb (tr)
1. to adjust (the amount of heat, sound, etc, of something) as required; control
2. (Mechanical Engineering) to adjust (an instrument or appliance) so that it operates correctly
3. to bring into conformity with a rule, principle, or usage
[C17: from Late Latin rēgulāre to control, from Latin rēgula a ruler]
ˈregulative, ˈregulatory adj
ˈregulatively adv

reg•u•late

(ˈrɛg yəˌleɪt)

v.t. -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
1. to control or direct by a rule, principle, or method.
2. to adjust in accordance with some standard or requirement, as of amount or degree: to regulate the temperature.
3. to adjust so as to ensure accuracy of operation: to regulate a watch.
4. to put in good order: to regulate the digestion.
[1620–30; < Late Latin rēgulātus, past participle of rēgulāre, derivative of Latin rēgula rod for measuring and drawing lines, rule; see -ate1]
reg′u•la`tive (-yəˌleɪ tɪv, -yə lə tɪv) reg′u•la•to`ry (-ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) adj.

regulate


Past participle: regulated
Gerund: regulating

Imperative
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Present
I regulate
you regulate
he/she/it regulates
we regulate
you regulate
they regulate
Preterite
I regulated
you regulated
he/she/it regulated
we regulated
you regulated
they regulated
Present Continuous
I am regulating
you are regulating
he/she/it is regulating
we are regulating
you are regulating
they are regulating
Present Perfect
I have regulated
you have regulated
he/she/it has regulated
we have regulated
you have regulated
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Past Continuous
I was regulating
you were regulating
he/she/it was regulating
we were regulating
you were regulating
they were regulating
Past Perfect
I had regulated
you had regulated
he/she/it had regulated
we had regulated
you had regulated
they had regulated
Future
I will regulate
you will regulate
he/she/it will regulate
we will regulate
you will regulate
they will regulate
Future Perfect
I will have regulated
you will have regulated
he/she/it will have regulated
we will have regulated
you will have regulated
they will have regulated
Future Continuous
I will be regulating
you will be regulating
he/she/it will be regulating
we will be regulating
you will be regulating
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been regulating
you have been regulating
he/she/it has been regulating
we have been regulating
you have been regulating
they have been regulating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been regulating
you will have been regulating
he/she/it will have been regulating
we will have been regulating
you will have been regulating
they will have been regulating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been regulating
you had been regulating
he/she/it had been regulating
we had been regulating
you had been regulating
they had been regulating
Conditional
I would regulate
you would regulate
he/she/it would regulate
we would regulate
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Past Conditional
I would have regulated
you would have regulated
he/she/it would have regulated
we would have regulated
you would have regulated
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.regulate - fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate ofregulate - fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of; "regulate the temperature"; "modulate the pitch"
adjust, correct, set - alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels"
2.regulate - bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations; "We cannot regulate the way people dress"; "This town likes to regulate"
standardize, standardise - cause to conform to standard or norm; "The weights and measures were standardized"
decide, make up one's mind, determine - reach, make, or come to a decision about something; "We finally decided after lengthy deliberations"
district, zone - regulate housing in; of certain areas of towns
deregulate - lift the regulations on
3.regulate - shape or influence; give direction to; "experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion"
dispose, incline - make receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or belief; "Their language inclines us to believe them"
disincline, indispose - make unwilling
miscreate - shape or form or make badly; "Our miscreated fantasies"
carry weight - have influence to a specified degree; "Her opinion carries a lot of weight"
decide - influence or determine; "The vote in New Hampshire often decides the outcome of the Presidential election"
reshape - shape anew or differently; "The new foreign minister reshaped the foreign policy of his country"
time - set the speed, duration, or execution of; "we time the process to manufacture our cars very precisely"
index - adjust through indexation; "The government indexes wages and prices"
pace - regulate or set the pace of; "Pace your efforts"
predetermine - determine beforehand
cause, do, make - give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident"
4.regulate - check the emission of (sound)
confine, limit, throttle, trammel, restrain, restrict, bound - place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"

regulate

verb
2. moderate, control, modulate, settle, fit, balance, tune, adjust He breathed deeply trying to regulate the pound of his heartbeat.

regulate

verb
1. To keep the mechanical operation of (a device) within proper parameters:
2. To alter for proper functioning:
adjust, fix, set, tune (up).
Music: attune.
Translations
يُعَدِّل، يَضْبُطيُنَظِّم
regulovatseřídit
justereregulerestillestyre
stillastjórna
regulovať
uravnati

regulate

[ˈregjʊleɪt] VT
1. (= control) [+ expenditure, prices, temperature, level, pressure] → regular
a well-regulated lifeuna vida ordenada
2. (= make rules for) [+ industry, products] → regular
a new body to regulate TV advertisingun nuevo organismo que regula la publicidad que se emite por televisión
see also self-regulating
3. (Tech) [+ machine, mechanism] → regular

regulate

[ˈrɛgjʊleɪt] vt
(= govern with rules) [+ process, industry, competition] → réguler
(= control the operation of) [+ machine] → régler; [+ balance, temperature] → réguler
a drug that regulates the hormonal balance of the body → un médicament qui régule l'équilibre hormonal du corps

regulate

vt (= control)regulieren; flow, expenditure also, traffic, lifestyleregeln; to regulate the use of somethingden Gebrauch von etw begrenzen

regulate

[ˈrɛgjʊˌleɪt] vtregolare

regular

(ˈregjulə) adjective
1. usual. Saturday is his regular day for shopping; That isn't our regular postman, is it?
2. (American) normal. He's too handicapped to attend a regular school.
3. occurring, acting etc with equal amounts of space, time etc between. They placed guards at regular intervals round the camp; Is his pulse regular?
4. involving doing the same things at the same time each day etc. a man of regular habits.
5. frequent. He's a regular visitor; He's one of our regular customers.
6. permanent; lasting. He's looking for a regular job.
7. (of a noun, verb etc) following one of the usual grammatical patterns of the language. `Walk' is a regular verb, but `go' is an irregular verb.
8. the same on both or all sides or parts; neat; symmetrical. a girl with regular features; A square is a regular figure.
9. of ordinary size. I don't want the large size of packet – just give me the regular one.
10. (of a soldier) employed full-time, professional; (of an army) composed of regular soldiers.
noun
1. a soldier in the regular army.
2. a regular customer (eg at a bar).
ˌreguˈlarity (-ˈla-) noun
ˈregularly adverb
1. at regular times, places etc. His heart was beating regularly.
2. frequently. He comes here regularly.
ˈregulate (-leit) verb
1. to control. We must regulate our spending; Traffic lights are used to regulate traffic.
2. to adjust (a piece of machinery etc) so that it works at a certain rate etc. Can you regulate this watch so that it keeps time accurately?
ˌreguˈlation noun
1. a rule or instruction. There are certain regulations laid down as to how this job should be done, and these must be obeyed; (also adjective) Please use envelopes of the regulation size.
2. the act of regulating. the regulation of a piece of machinery.
ˈregulator (-lei-) noun
a thing that regulates (a piece of machinery etc).

regulate

v. regular, ordenar.
References in classic literature ?
I mean," he said hastily, "that you have the same opportunity to direct the lives of these young men into more regular, disciplined channels that I have to regulate and correct their foolish waste of industry and material here.
With the lids drooping over her eyes,--now lifted for an instant, and drawn down again as with leaden weights,--she leaned slightly towards him, and seemed almost to regulate her breath by his.
Thoughtless and self-indulgent, and unrestrained by a master who found it easier to indulge than to regulate, he had fallen into an absolute confusion as to meum tuum with regard to himself and his master, which sometimes troubled even St.
The manner," says he, "in which the governments of the States where slavery exists are to regulate it is for their own consideration, under the responsibility to their constituents, to the general laws of propriety, humanity, and justice, and to God.
Even the dim light of the cave had disordered our eyesight somewhat, but the focus straightway began to regulate itself and soon it was ad- justed for present circumstances.
If you'd lay out a mystery and a pie before me and him, you wouldn't have to say take your choice; it was a thing that would regulate itself.
I do not say it is so; but you will do well to consider whether it is so or not, and to regulate your behaviour accordingly.
His coldness and reserve mortified her severely; she was vexed and half angry; but resolving to regulate her behaviour to him by the past rather than the present, she avoided every appearance of resentment or displeasure, and treated him as she thought he ought to be treated from the family connection.
Much enjoyment I do not expect in the life opening before me: yet it will, doubtless, if I regulate my mind, and exert my powers as I ought, yield me enough to live on from day to day.
Be so good as to tell him that neither you nor I have anything to do with questions of mere sentiment; and then state plainly, for his better information, what the motives are which regulate my conduct, and what the provision is which I feel myself justified in making for the two young women.
The immense building and the stage itself were still lit by gas; hydrogen was used to regulate and modify the lighting of a scene; and this was done by means of a special apparatus which, because of the multiplicity of its pipes, was known as the "organ.
Don Quixote now, feeling the blast, said, "Beyond a doubt, Sancho, we must have already reached the second region of the air, where the hail and snow are generated; the thunder, the lightning, and the thunderbolts are engendered in the third region, and if we go on ascending at this rate, we shall shortly plunge into the region of fire, and I know not how to regulate this peg, so as not to mount up where we shall be burned.