English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'regulate'

(verb) 
Definition
to control by means of rules
a powerful body to regulate the stock market
Synonyms
control
He now controls the largest retail development empire in southern California.
You should not let other people control you.
,
run
His father ran a prosperous business.
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order
Entries in the book are ordered alphabetically.
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rule
the feudal lord who ruled this land
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manage
Within two years, he was managing the store.
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direct
She will direct day-to-day operations.
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guide
He should have let his instinct guide him.
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handle
One report said the aircraft would become difficult to handle.
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conduct
I decided to conduct an experiment.
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arrange
He started to arrange the books in piles.
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monitor
Officials had not been allowed to monitor the voting.
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organize
He began to organize his papers.
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govern
They go to the polls on Friday to choose the people they want to govern their country.
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administer
Next summer's exams will be straightforward to administer.
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oversee
Get a surveyor to oversee and inspect the various stages of the work.
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supervise
One of his jobs was supervising the dining room.
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systematize
The way to stay on top is to systematize your approach.
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superintend
During the interval, he superintended a prize draw.
(verb) 
Definition
to adjust slightly
He breathed deeply, trying to regulate the pound of his heartbeat.
Synonyms
moderate
They are hoping that she will be persuaded to moderate her views.
, ,
modulate
He carefully modulated his voice.
, ,
fit
She was having her wedding dress fitted.
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balance
He balanced his budget by rigid control over public expenditure.
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tune
He will rapidly be tuned to the keynote of his new associates.
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adjust
To attract investors the country has adjusted its tax laws.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of adjust
To attract investors the country has adjusted its tax laws.
Synonyms
fix,
set,
remodel,
recast,
customize,
make conform
in the sense of administer
Definition
to manage (an organization or estate)
Next summer's exams will be straightforward to administer.
Synonyms
run,
preside over,
be in charge of,
in the sense of arrange
Definition
to put into a proper or systematic order
He started to arrange the books in piles.
Synonyms
put in order,
line up,
set out,
sort out (informal),
categorize,
jack up (New Zealand, informal)

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