What does regulate mean?

Definitions for regulate
ˈrɛg yəˌleɪtreg·u·late

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. regulate, modulateverb

    fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of

    "regulate the temperature"; "modulate the pitch"

  2. regulate, regularize, regularise, order, governverb

    bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations

    "We cannot regulate the way people dress"; "This town likes to regulate"

  3. determine, shape, mold, influence, regulateverb

    shape or influence; give direction to

    "experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion"

  4. baffle, regulateverb

    check the emission of (sound)

Wiktionary

  1. regulateverb

    To dictate policy.

  2. regulateverb

    To control or direct according to rule, principle, or law.

  3. regulateverb

    To adjust to a particular specification or requirement: regulate temperature.

  4. regulateverb

    To adjust (a mechanism) for accurate and proper functioning.

  5. regulateverb

    To put or maintain in order: regulate one's eating habits.

  6. Etymology: From regulatus, past participle of regulare, from regula, from regere. Compare regle, rail.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To REGULATEverb

    Etymology: regula, Lat.

    Nature, in the production of things, always designs them to partake of certain, regulated, established essences, which are to be the models of all things to be produced: this, in that crude sense, would need some better explication. John Locke.

    Regulate the patient in his manner of living. Richard Wiseman.

    Ev’n goddesses are women; and no wife
    Has pow’r to regulate her husband’s life. Dryden.

Wikipedia

  1. Regulate

    Regulate is a song performed by hip hop artists Warren G and Nate Dogg. It was released in the spring of 1994 as the first single on the soundtrack to the film Above the Rim and later Warren G.'s album Regulate... G Funk Era. It became an MTV staple and the song reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 8 on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart. It is considered the breakout single for both artists. The track makes heavy use of a four-bar sample of the rhythm of Michael McDonald's song "I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near)". It also samples "Sign of the Times" by Bob James and "Let Me Ride" by Dr. Dre. One mix of the song is referred to as "I Keep Forgettin' to Regulate", which often borrows heavily from the original track's chorus. The song also starts with a read introduction referencing dialogue from the film Young Guns. The music video featured scenes from Above the Rim, including an appearance by Tupac Shakur. It was number 98 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop and number 108 on Pitchfork Media's Top 200 Tracks of the 90s.

ChatGPT

  1. regulate

    To regulate means to control or supervise something, or govern it according to a set of rules or system, typically in order to ensure congruity, fairness, safety, or efficiency. The word is often used in the context of laws or government policies controlling business practices or individual behaviors.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Regulateverb

    to adjust by rule, method, or established mode; to direct by rule or restriction; to subject to governing principles or laws

  2. Regulateverb

    to put in good order; as, to regulate the disordered state of a nation or its finances

  3. Regulateverb

    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

Wikidata

  1. Regulate

    "Regulate" is a song performed by Warren G and Nate Dogg. Released in the summer of 1994, the track appears on the soundtrack to the film Above the Rim and later Warren G.'s album Regulate...G Funk Era. The song reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #8 on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart. It is considered the breakout single for both artists and makes heavy use of a four-bar sample of the rhythm of Michael McDonald's song "I Keep Forgettin'". The music video featured scenes from Above the Rim, including an appearance by Tupac Shakur. It was number 98 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop and number 108 on Pitchfork Media's Top 200 Tracks of the 90s.

Editors Contribution

  1. regulate

    To adjust or adapt to ensure accuracy and balance.

    Our bodies regulate themselves to ensure our bodily structures and systems work efficiently and the energy flows through them easily.


    Submitted by MaryC on April 2, 2020  


  2. regulate

    To direct or manage according to rule, principle, or legislation.

    They regulate the business and it is always ready for self-regulation and self-assessment.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020  


  3. regulate

    To manage the flow of energy or liquid.

    The valve regulates the flow of blood through the heart.


    Submitted by MaryC on April 9, 2020  

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    Rank popularity for the word 'regulate' in Verbs Frequency: #781

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of regulate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of regulate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of regulate in a Sentence

  1. Xiaobin Wang:

    Our finding is that epigenetics appear to be a mechanism to regulate whether someone can develop the food allergy, gene codes are relatively stable, but the epigenetic part is dynamic.

  2. Sterne:

    One may as well be asleep as to read for anything but to improve his mind and morals, and regulate his conduct.

  3. Yue Qian:

    The Chinese government's The Chinese government that we have laws to regulate general relations in the labor market — but The Chinese government also depends on enforcement, if there is no strong enforcement of those regulations, it's really easy for employers to make gender-based hiring and promotion decisions.

  4. California Gov. Gavin Newsom:

    There's a social contract here. People I think recognize the need to do more and to meet this moment, people will self-regulate their behavior, they'll begin to adjust and adapt as they have been quite significantly.

  5. Eric Fleegler:

    Consumer safety laws, which regulate everything from cars to teddy bears, are essentially non-existent when it comes to firearms, if parents own a gun, the safest approach is to store them outside of the home such as in a bank vault. If they are stored at home it is essential to store them safety locked, separated from locked ammunition.

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