|1.||[ verb ] fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of|
"regulate the temperature" "modulate the pitch"
|Related terms:||adjust modulation|
|2.||[ verb ] (law) bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations|
|Synonyms:||govern order regularise regularize|
"We cannot regulate the way people dress" "This town likes to regulate"
|Related terms:||deregulate decide standardize zone government rule regulator standardization|
|3.||[ verb ] shape or influence; give direction to|
|Synonyms:||determine shape influence mold|
"experience often determines ability" "mold public opinion"
|Related terms:||cause dispose time reshape predetermine carry_weight decide pace indispose miscreate pace index form influence determinant shape regulation|
|4.||[ verb ] check the emission of (sound)|
|Related terms:||restrict baffle|