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1. regulate

verb. ['ˈrɛgjəˌleɪt'] fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of.

Synonyms

  • adjust
  • modulate
  • correct

Antonyms

  • dullness
  • angularity
  • roundness
  • straight

Etymology

  • regulatus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Regulate

  • accumulate
  • adulate
  • angulate
  • annihilate
  • appellate
  • articulate
  • assimilate
  • benlate
  • boilerplate
  • breastplate
  • calculate
  • circulate
  • coagulate
  • congratulate
  • contemplate
  • copulate
  • correlate
  • crenelate
  • depopulate
  • desolate

How do you pronounce regulate?

Pronounce regulate as ˈrɛgjəˌleɪt.

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Example sentences of the word regulate


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Stationary engineers also monitor and regulate equipment to ensure safety and to avoid potential mechanical problems.

2. Verb, base form
Vasoconstriction is necessary to increase blood pressure and regulate the flow of blood to the muscles.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Iron helps your body regulate cell growth and produce healthy red blood cells.

Quotes containing the word regulate


1. Everyone wants clean air and clean water, but my hope is that we will not regulate it to the point where we drive businesses and industries out of this country, to the point where entrepreneurs cannot start or expand their businesses because they simply can't afford to do so.
- Bob Latta

2. regulate

verb. ['ˈrɛgjəˌleɪt'] bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations.

Synonyms

  • standardize
  • regularise
  • determine
  • regularize
  • zone
  • district
  • order
  • decide
  • make up one's mind
  • govern

Antonyms

  • unfitness
  • stay in place
  • ride
  • disorient

Etymology

  • regulatus (Latin)

3. regulate

verb. ['ˈrɛgjəˌleɪt'] shape or influence; give direction to.

Synonyms

  • indispose
  • shape
  • pace
  • decide
  • carry weight
  • mold
  • incline
  • time
  • miscreate
  • influence
  • determine
  • do
  • predetermine
  • make
  • index
  • disincline
  • cause
  • reshape

Antonyms

  • indispose
  • crookedness
  • straightness
  • ill health

Etymology

  • regulatus (Latin)

4. regulate

verb. ['ˈrɛgjəˌleɪt'] check the emission of (sound).

Synonyms

  • baffle
  • restrict
  • bound
  • limit
  • trammel
  • restrain
  • confine

Antonyms

  • buy
  • refresh
  • qualify
  • sharpness

Etymology

  • regulatus (Latin)
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