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Dictionary definition for: Regulate

1. (v) fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of; "regulate the temperature" "modulate the pitch"

2. (v) bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations; "We cannot regulate the way people dress" "This town likes to regulate"

3. (v) shape or influence; give direction to; "experience often determines ability" "mold public opinion"

4. (v) check the emission of (sound)

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