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Definition 1: adjust the pitch, tone, or volume of - [verb of change]

(modulate is a kind of ...) alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard

"Adjust the clock, please" "correct the alignment of the front wheels"

Definition 2: fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of - [verb of change]

Samples where modulate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • regulate the temperature
  • modulate the pitch

Synonyms for modulate in the sense of this definition

(modulate is a kind of ...) alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard

"Adjust the clock, please" "correct the alignment of the front wheels"

Definition 3: vary the frequency, amplitude, phase, or other characteristic of (electromagnetic waves) - [verb of change]

(modulate is a kind of ...) become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence

"her mood changes in accordance with the weather" "The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season"

Definition 4: vary the pitch of one's speech - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for modulate in the sense of this definition

(modulate is a kind of ...) express in speech

"She talks a lot of nonsense" "This depressed patient does not verbalize"

Definition 5: change the key of, in music - [verb of creation]

Samples where modulate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • modulate the melody

(modulate is a kind of ...) replay (as a melody)

"Play it again, Sam" "She played the third movement very beautifully"

(modulate belongs to category ...) musical activity (singing or whistling etc.)

"his music was his central interest"

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