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regulate

 
Verb regulate has 4 senses
  1. regulate, modulate - fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of; "regulate the temperature"; "modulate the pitch"
    --1 is one way to adjust, set, correct
    Derived form: noun regulator1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. regulate, regularize, regularise, order, govern - bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations; "We cannot regulate the way people dress"; "This town likes to regulate"
    --2 is one way to decide, make up one's mind, determine
    Antonyms: deregulate
    Derived forms: noun regulation2, noun regulation5, noun regulator2, noun regulating1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  3. determine, shape, mold, influence, regulate - shape or influence; give direction to; "experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion"
    --3 is one way to cause, do, make
    Derived form: noun regulation6
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s whether INFINITIVE
  4. baffle, regulate - check the emission of (sound)
    --4 is one way to restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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