Definition of Regulate

1. Verb. Fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of. "Modulate the pitch"

Exact synonyms: Modulate
Generic synonyms: Adjust, Correct, Set
Derivative terms: Modulation, Regulator, Regulatory



2. Verb. Bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations. "This town likes to regulate"

3. Verb. Shape or influence; give direction to. "Mold public opinion"

4. Verb. Check the emission of (sound).
Exact synonyms: Baffle
Generic synonyms: Bound, Confine, Limit, Restrain, Restrict, Throttle, Trammel
Derivative terms: Baffle

Definition of Regulate

1. v. t. To adjust by rule, method, or established mode; to direct by rule or restriction; to subject to governing principles or laws.

Definition of Regulate

1. Verb. To dictate policy. ¹

2. Verb. To control or direct according to rule, principle, or law. ¹

3. Verb. To adjust to a particular specification or requirement: regulate temperature. ¹

4. Verb. To adjust (a mechanism) for accurate and proper functioning. ¹

5. Verb. To put or maintain in order: regulate one's eating habits. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Regulate

1. to control according to rule [v -LATED, -LATING, -LATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Regulate

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Literary usage of Regulate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1920)
"... by the criminal legislation of the states, and a matter with which the Congress, in the exercise of its power to regulate commerce, is not concerned. ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"The first are the rules common to the same sacred function, eg those which regulate the recitation of the Divine Office, whether considered as a whole, ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1903)
"If the power to regulate interstate commerce applied to all the ... The whole power to regulate every form of relations and intercourse with foreign ..."

4. A Manual of the Law Relating to Shipping and Admiralty: As Determined by the by Robert Desty (1879)
"Power of Congress to regulate.—The power of Congress to regulate commerce with foreign nations, or between the several States, is exclusive.1 To regulate ..."

5. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent (1851)
"J / ff J gulato - I proceed next to examine the judicial decisions under the power given to congress to " regulate commerce with foreign nations, ..."

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