Regulate one's eating habits.
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.
Regulate the heat.
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