Variant of regulate
transitive verbregulated, regulating
- to control, direct, or govern according to a rule, principle, or system
- to adjust to a particular standard, rate, degree, amount, etc.: regulate the heat
- to adjust (a clock, etc.) so as to make operate accurately
- to make uniform, methodical, orderly, etc.
Origin of regulate; from Late Latin regulatus, past participle of regulare, to rule, regulate ; from Classical Latin regula, a rule