What does regulate mean?

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ˈrɛg yəˌleɪtreg·u·late

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. regulate, modulate(verb)

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

    "regulate the temperature"; "modulate the pitch"

  2. regulate, regularize, regularise, order, govern(verb)

    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, regulate(verb)

    shape or influence; give direction to

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

  4. baffle, regulate(verb)

    check the emission of (sound)

Wiktionary

  1. regulate(Verb)

    To dictate policy.

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

  2. regulate(Verb)

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

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

  3. regulate(Verb)

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

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

  4. regulate(Verb)

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

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

  5. regulate(Verb)

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Regulate(verb)

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

  2. Regulate(verb)

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

  3. Regulate(verb)

    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

Freebase

  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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  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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How to say regulate in sign language?

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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. Li Keqiang:

    We should not regulate new things to death, but should first observe. This gives them a chance to develop, which also helps expose gaps in regulation and will make subsequent policies more fair and effective.

  2. Ronald Reagan:

    If it moves, tax it, if it keeps moving, regulate it, and if it stops moving, subsidize it !

  3. Thiruman Archunan:

    Whatever helps to regulate a human mind becomes a part of its religion.

  4. Microsoft President Brad Smith:

    We need to start teasing this issue apart, to understand it better and move just beyond a binary conversation of : permit it or ban it, and think about : what is the right way to regulate it ?

  5. Ady Barkan:

    My observation is that your political philosophical approach to a system failure is generally not to expand the size of the public sector, but to instead heavily regulate private sector actors and beat down their greed, was that the source of your initial hesitation on the question of getting rid of private insurance, or was it something else ?

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