transitive verb regulated, 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.
< LL regulatus, pp. of regulare, to rule, regulate < L regula, a rule