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regulate

[reg-yuh-leyt]
verb (used with object), regulated, regulating.
1.
to control or direct by a rule, principle, method, etc.: to regulate household expenses.
2.
to adjust to some standard or requirement, as amount, degree, etc.: to regulate the temperature.
3.
to adjust so as to ensure accuracy of operation: to regulate a watch.
4.
to put in good order: to regulate the digestion.

Origin:
1620–30; < Late Latin rēgulātus (past participle of rēgulāre). See regula, -ate1

regulative [reg-yuh-ley-tiv, -yuh-luh-tiv] , regulatory [reg-yuh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , adjective
regulatively, adverb
antiregulatory, adjective
misregulate, verb (used with object), misregulated, misregulating.
nonregulated, adjective
nonregulative, adjective
nonregulatory, adjective
overregulate, verb, overregulated, overregulating.
preregulate, verb (used with object), preregulated, preregulating.
quasi-regulated, adjective
reregulate, verb (used with object), reregulated, reregulating.
unregulated, adjective
unregulative, adjective
unregulatory, adjective
well-regulated, adjective


1. rule, govern, manage, order, adjust, arrange, dispose, conduct. 2. set. 4. systematize.
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regulate (ˈrɛɡjʊˌleɪt)
 
vb
1.  to adjust (the amount of heat, sound, etc, of something) as required; control
2.  to adjust (an instrument or appliance) so that it operates correctly
3.  to bring into conformity with a rule, principle, or usage
 
[C17: from Late Latin rēgulāre to control, from Latin rēgula a ruler]
 
'regulative
 
adj
 
'regulatory
 
adj
 
'regulatively
 
adv

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regulate
c.1630, from L.L. regulatus, pp. of regulare "to control by rule, direct" (5c.), from L. regula "rule" (see regular). Regulation is first recorded 1672, "act of regulating;" sense of "rule for management" is first attested 1715. Regulator is first recorded 1655; in Eng.
history, with a capital R-, "member of a commission appointed in 1687 to manage county elections." In U.S. history, applied to local posses that kept order (or disturbed it) in rural regions c.1767-71. Meaning "clock by which other timepieces are set" is attested from 1758.
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regulate reg·u·late (rěg'yə-lāt')
v. reg·u·lat·ed, reg·u·lat·ing, reg·u·lates

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

  2. To adjust to a particular specification or requirement.

  3. To adjust a mechanism for accurate and proper functioning.

  4. To put or maintain in order.


reg'u·la'tive or reg'u·la·to'ry (-lə-tôr'ē) adj.
reg'u·la'tor n.
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