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English verb: regulate

1. regulate (change) fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of

SamplesRegulate the temperature.
Modulate the pitch.


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

Broader (hypernym)adjust, correct, set

2. regulate (social) bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations

SamplesWe cannot regulate the way people dress.
This town likes to regulate.

Synonymsgovern, order, regularise, regularize

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

Broader (hypernym)decide, determine, make up one's mind

Narrower (hyponym)district, standardise, standardize, zone


3. regulate (cognition) shape or influence; give direction to

SamplesExperience often determines ability.
Mold public opinion.

Synonymsdetermine, influence, mold, shape

Pattern of useSomething ----s something.
Somebody ----s whether INFINITIVE

Broader (hypernym)cause, do, make

Narrower (hyponym)carry weight, decide, disincline, dispose, incline, index, indispose, miscreate, pace, predetermine, reshape, time

4. regulate (change) check the emission of (sound)


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)bound, confine, limit, restrain, restrict, throttle, trammel

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