HyperDic: regulate

English > 4 senses of the word regulate:
VERBchangeregulate, modulatefix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of
socialregulate, regularize, regularise, order, governbring into conformity with rules or principles / principles or usage
cognitionregulate, determine, shape, mold, influenceshape or influence
changeregulate, bafflecheck the emission of (sound)
regulate > pronunciation
Soundsreh'gyahley.t
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > regulate: 4 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningFix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"regulate the temperature"
Synonymmodulate
Broaderadjust, set, correctalter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard
Spanishmodular, regular
Catalanmodular, regular
Adjectivesregulatoryrestricting according to rules or principles / principles
Nounsregulatorany of various controls or devices for regulating or controlling fluid flow, pressure, temperature, etc.
English > regulate: 4 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningBring into conformity with rules or principles / principles or usage; impose regulations.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "We cannot regulate the way people dress"
  • "This town likes to regulate"
Synonymsregularize, regularise, order, govern
Narrowerstandardize, standardiseCause to conform to standard or norm
zone, districtregulate housing in
Broaderdecide, make up one's mind, determinereach, make, or come to a decision about something
OppositederegulateLift the regulations on
Spanishnormar, regir, regularizar, regular
Catalannormar, ordenar, regir, regularitzar, regular
Nounsregulatingthe act of controlling or directing / directing according to rule
regulationthe act of bringing to uniformity
regulationa principle or condition that customarily governs behavior
regulatoran official responsible for control and supervision of a particular activity or area of public interest
English > regulate: 4 senses > verb 3, cognition
Meaningshape or influence; give direction to.
PatternSomething ----s something; Somebody ----s whether INFINITIVE
Synonymsdetermine, shape, mold, influence
Narrowercarry weightHave influence to a specified degree
decideInfluence or determine
dispose, inclinemake receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or belief
indexAdjust through indexation
indispose, disinclinemake unwilling
miscreateshape or form or make badly
paceregulate or set the pace of
predetermineDetermine beforehand
reshapeshape anew or differently
timeSet the speed, duration, or execution of
Broadercause, do, makegive rise to
Spanishdeterminar, forjar, formarse, influenciar, influir, moldear, regularizarse
Catalandeterminar, forjar, formar-se, influenciar, influir, regularitzar-se
Nounsregulationthe act of controlling or directing / directing according to rule
English > regulate: 4 senses > verb 4, change
Meaningcheck the emission of (sound) .
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymbaffle
Broaderrestrain, keep, keep back, hold backKeep under control
Spanishregular
Catalanregular

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