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Definition 1: fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of - [verb of change]

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

  • regulate the temperature
  • modulate the pitch

Synonyms for regulate in the sense of this definition

(regulate 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: restrain the emission of (sound, fluid, etc.) - [verb of change]

Synonyms for regulate in the sense of this definition

(regulate is a kind of ...) prevent the action or expression of

"hold back your anger" "keep your cool" "she struggled to restrain her impatience at the delays"

Definition 3: shape or influence; give direction to - [verb of cognition]

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

  • experience often determines ability
  • mold public opinion

Synonyms for regulate in the sense of this definition

(regulate is a kind of ...) give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally

"cause a commotion" "make a stir" "cause an accident"

(... is a kind of regulate ) determine beforehand

(... is a kind of regulate ) regulate or set the pace of

"Pace your efforts"

(... is a kind of regulate ) adjust through indexation

"The government indexes wages and prices"

(... is a kind of regulate ) set the speed, duration, or execution of

"we time the process to manufacture our cars very precisely"

(... is a kind of regulate ) shape anew or differently

"The new foreign minister reshaped the foreign policy of his country"

(... is a kind of regulate ) influence or determine

"The vote in New Hampshire often decides the outcome of the Presidential election"

(... is a kind of regulate ) have influence to a specified degree

"Her opinion carries a lot of weight"

(... is a kind of regulate ) shape or form or make badly

"Our miscreated fantasies"

(... is a kind of regulate ) make unwilling

(... is a kind of regulate ) make receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or belief

"Their language inclines us to believe them"

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

  • We cannot regulate the way people dress
  • This town likes to regulate

Synonyms for regulate in the sense of this definition

(regulate is a kind of ...) reach, make, or come to a decision about something

"We finally decided after lengthy deliberations"

(... is a kind of regulate ) cause to conform to standard or norm

"The weights and measures were standardized"

(... is a kind of regulate ) regulate housing in; of certain areas of towns

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