Regulate meaning

rĕgyə-lāt
To adjust (a mechanism) for accurate and proper functioning.
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To make uniform, methodical, orderly, etc.
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To adjust to a particular specification or requirement.

Regulate temperature.

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To put or maintain in order.

Regulate one's eating habits.

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Regulate is defined as to control, direct or adjust.

An example of regulate is for a committee to make rules that control trade in an area.

An example of regulate is to change the temperature on the heater.

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To control or direct according to rule, principle, or law.
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To control, direct, or govern according to a rule, principle, or system; specif., to impose a body of regulations on a particular industry, type of business, etc.
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To adjust to a particular standard, rate, degree, amount, etc.

Regulate the heat.

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To adjust (a clock, etc.) so as to make operate accurately.
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To control or direct according to rule, principle, or law.
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To adjust (a mechanism) for accurate and proper functioning.
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To put or maintain in order: regulate one's eating habits.
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Origin of regulate

  • Middle English from Late Latin rēgulāre rēgulāt- from Latin rēgula rod, rule reg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin regulatus, past participle of regulare (“to direct, rule, regulate"), from regula (“rule"), from regere (“to keep straight, direct, govern, rule"). Compare regle, rail.

    From Wiktionary