What does regulate mean?

Definitions for regulate
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. Thomas Jefferson:

    ...Enlightened by a benign religion, professed, indeed, and practiced in various forms, yet all of them inculcating honesty, truth, temperance, gratitude, and the love of man, acknowledging and adoring an overruling Providence, which by all its dispensations proves that it delights in the happiness of man here and his greater happiness hereafter - with all these blessings, what more is necessary to make us a happy and a prosperous people? Still one thing more... a wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circle of our felicities.

  2. Carlos Guilbe:

    If I'm paying you $10 million, I want to regulate you, keep you close to me.

  3. Thomas Jefferson:

    A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement.

  4. David Cameron:

    – Hillary Clinton tweet Friday. ] Back at you - Time looks at how controversy over Indiana’s law could ensnare leading Democrats like President Obama, Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and New York Senator Chuck Schumer, who previously supported bills with similar effects years ago. POWER PLAY : BLACKBURN FIGHTS NEW INTERNET REGS Hello, Internet ! So who is in charge of you ? The Obama administration is pushing through a plan to regulate the Internet like it does telephones, with rules for fees, requirements for carriers and new fees. Could that also mean the government would have control over the content ? Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn has taken up the charge to fight the move. The Tennessee Republican joins ChrisStirewalt to discuss what’s at stake for the consumer and the legislative steps she’s taking to stop the FCC. WATCH HERE. DO N’T YOU WISH OUR CAMPAIGNS WERE 38 DAYS LONG ? Sky News :.

  5. James Lankford:

    The American people should be confident that when agencies regulate, they rely on up-to-date, accurate, and unbiased information.

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