regulate
transitive verb (-lated; -lating) Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin regulatus, past participle of regulare, from Latin regula rule Date: 15th century 1. a. to govern or direct according to rule b. (1) to bring under the control of law or constituted authority (2) to make regulations for or concerning <
regulate the industries of a country
>
2. to bring order, method, or uniformity to <
regulate one's habits
>
3. to fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of <
regulate the pressure of a tire
>
regulative adjectiveregulatory adjective

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