Definition of 'regulate'
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He breathed deeply trying to regulate the pound of his heartbeat. THE SOUND OF MURDER (2001)He had believed in the law once; valued it, served it, and trusted its power to regulate the world. EVERVILLE (2001)There are ways it may be useful, but it is too difficult to regulate to rely upon it. THE GOLDEN FOOL: BOOK TWO OF THE TAWNY MAN (2001)
Pushing away from the trunk and holding it between her hands, she began to regulate her breathing, focusing on her knuckles. MINUTES TO BURN (2001)
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Translations for 'regulate'
British English: regulate VERB
To regulate an activity or process means to control it, especially by means of rules.
The government should regulate competition among insurance companies.
Definition of regulate from the Collins English Dictionary
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