Meaning of regulate

Definition of regulate

(verb) fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of; "regulate the temperature"; "modulate the pitch"
bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations; "We cannot regulate the way people dress"; "This town likes to regulate"
shape or influence; give direction to; "experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion"
restrain the emission of (sound, fluid, etc.)

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