regulate

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin regulatus, past participle of regulō (to direct, rule, regulate), from regula (rule), from regō (to keep straight, direct, govern, rule). Compare regle, rail.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɹɛɡjəleɪt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: re‧gu‧late

VerbEdit

regulate (third-person singular simple present regulates, present participle regulating, simple past and past participle regulated)

  1. To dictate policy.
  2. To control or direct according to rule, principle, or law.
  3. To adjust to a particular specification or requirement: regulate temperature.
  4. To adjust (a mechanism) for accurate and proper functioning.
    to regulate a watch, i.e. adjust its rate of running so that it will keep approximately standard time
    to regulate the temperature of a room, the pressure of steam, the speed of a machine, etc.
  5. To put or maintain in order.
    to regulate the disordered state of a nation or its finances
    to regulate one's eating habits

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LatinEdit

VerbEdit

rēgulāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of rēgulō