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reg·u·late

regulate

 
 
pronunciation:
reg y leI tihd
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part of speech: verb
inflections: regulates, regulating, regulated
definition 1: to control by rules or a method.
The government regulates the sale of guns.Green plants help to regulate the amounts of different gases in the atmosphere.
 
similar words:
control, organize
definition 2: to make accurate by adjusting.
He regulated all of the clocks in our house.
synonyms:
adjust, set
similar words:
balance
derivations: regulative (adj.), regulatory (adj.)
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