Reg´u`late   Pronunciation: ~lāt
v. t.1.To adjust by rule, method, or established mode; to direct by rule or restriction; to subject to governing principles or laws.
[imp. & p. p. Regulated (-lā`tĕd); p. pr. & vb. n. Regulating.]
2.To put in good order; as, to regulate the disordered state of a nation or its finances.
3.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.
To regulate a watch
to adjust its rate of running so that it will keep approximately standard time.
Verb1.regulate - fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of; "regulate the temperature"; "modulate the pitch"
Synonyms: modulate
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"
deregulate - lift the regulations on
3.regulate - shape or influence; give direction to; "experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion"
4.regulate - check the emission of (sound)
Synonyms: baffle
abate, accommodate, accord, adapt, adjust to, administer, administrate, alter, arrange, array, assimilate, assimilate to, assuage, attune, authorize, balance, be master, be responsible for, box in, call the shots, call the signals, captain, carry on, chair, chart, circumscribe, codify, command, condition, conduct, constitute, cool off, coordinate, cut to, damp, decide, declare lawful, decree, deploy, determine, diminish, discipline, dispose, enact, engineer, equalize, equilibrize, establish, even, fit, fix, flatten, form, formulate, gear to, grade, guide, handle, harmonize, head, head up, hedge, hedge about, hierarchize, homogenize, homologate, homologize, key to, lay out, lead, lead on, leaven, legalize, legitimate, legitimatize, legitimize, level, limit, line up, maintain, make a regulation, make legal, make plumb, make the rules, make uniform, maneuver, manipulate, marshal, mastermind, measure, methodize, mitigate, moderate, modify, modulate, monitor, narrow, normalize, officer, operate, ordain, order, organize, oversee, pacify, palliate, plan, prescribe, preside over, proportion, pull the strings, put in force, put in tune, qualify, quarterback, quiet, rank, rationalize, reconcile, rectify, reduce, regularize, regulate by, restrain, restrict, right, routinize, rule, run, sanction, season, set conditions, set limits, set right, set up, settle, similarize, skipper, smooth, soften, stabilize, stand over, standardize, steer, stereotype, structure, superintend, supervise, symmetrize, sync, synchronize, systematize, tailor, take command, take the lead, temper, tranquilize, trim to, true, true up, tune, tune up, uniformize, validate, wear the pants, wield authority
Translate Regulate to Spanish, Translate Regulate to German, Translate Regulate to French
regular polyhedron
regular recurrence
Regular sales
regular tetrahedron
Regular troops
Regulariter non valet pactum dare mea non alienanda
-- Regulate --
Regulation sword
regulation time
regulator gene
regulatory agency
regulatory authority
regulatory gene
regulatory offence
regulatory offense
Definitions Index: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

About this site and copyright information - Online Dictionary Home - Privacy Policy