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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Regulate \Reg"u*late\ (-l[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Regulated
(-l[=a]`t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. Regulating.] [L.
regulatus, p. p. of regulare, fr. regula. See Regular.]
1. To adjust by rule, method, or established mode; to direct
by rule or restriction; to subject to governing principles
The laws which regulate the successions of the
The herdsmen near the frontier adjudicated their own
disputes, and regulated their own police.
2. To put in good order; as, to regulate the disordered state
of a nation or its finances.
3. To adjust, or maintain, with respect to a desired rate,
degree, or condition; as, to regulate the temperature of a
room, the pressure of steam, the speed of a machine, etc.
To regulate a watch or To regulate a clock, to adjust its
rate of running so that it will keep approximately
Syn: To adjust; dispose; methodize; arrange; direct; order;
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: the act of controlling or directing according to rule;
"fiscal regulations are in the hands of politicians" [syn:
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