Regulate

Definition of Regulate

Reg´u`late   Pronunciation: ~lāt
v. t.1.To adjust by rule, method, or established mode; to direct by rule or restriction; to subject to governing principles or laws.
[imp. & p. p. Regulated (-lā`tĕd); p. pr. & vb. n. Regulating.]
The laws which regulate the successions of the seasons.
The herdsmen near the frontier adjudicated their own disputes, and regulated their own police.
- Bancroft.
2.To put in good order; as, to regulate the disordered state of a nation or its finances.
3.To adjust, or maintain, with respect to a desired rate, degree, or condition; as, to regulate the temperature of a room, the pressure of steam, the speed of a machine, etc.
To regulate a watch
to adjust its rate of running so that it will keep approximately standard time.

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