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English verb: modulate

1. modulate (creation) change the key of, in music


SamplesModulate the melody.


ExamplesThey will modulate the duet


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)play, spiel


Domain categorymusic

2. modulate (communication) vary the pitch of one's speech


Synonymsinflect, tone


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize

3. modulate (change) fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of


SamplesRegulate the temperature.
Modulate the pitch.


Synonymsregulate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)adjust, correct, set

4. modulate (change) adjust the pitch, tone, or volume of


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)adjust, correct, set

5. modulate (change) vary the frequency, amplitude, phase, or other characteristic of (electromagnetic waves)


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, vary









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