- to attune to a certain pitch or key.
- to vary the volume of (tone).
- to modulate a carrier wave.
- Citizens Band Radio Slang. to talk; visit: Enjoyed modulating with you.
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How to use modulate in a sentence
Throughout this all, a variety of signaling molecules modulate the strength of the immune attack and induce inflammatory responses.The persistence of memory in B cells: Hints of stability in COVID immunity|John Timmer|January 20, 2021|Ars Technica
It is believed to enhance the function of cells, such as T cells, that protect the body from pathogens and may help modulate inflammatory responses if the body is under attack.Vitamin D sales are up. But experts still don’t know whether it can prevent or treat covid.|Allyson Chiu|January 11, 2021|Washington Post
Compassion for patients can actually modulate a patient’s perception of pain.How Do You Cure a Compassion Crisis? (Ep. 444)|Stephen J. Dubner|December 17, 2020|Freakonomics
Both have the ability to modulate speed and change direction on a dime, adding an explosive quality to whatever offense they're in.Russell Westbrook is a known quantity. The question is how he’ll fit with the Wizards.|Ava Wallace|December 3, 2020|Washington Post
Like many other forms of exercise, running increases concentrations of norepinephrine, a chemical that helps our brains modulate our stress responses.5 Ways Running Saved Us in 2020|Outside Editors|December 1, 2020|Outside Online
Modulating your tone and positions is something you have to do when you live in a two-party state.Rick Scott & Rick Perry: A Tale of Two Ricks in Palm Beach|Daniel Gross|April 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Gueyma's and the Cougar's horses walked side by side, the riders modulating the pace, and stealthily looking around them.The Flying Horseman|Gustave Aimard
She was at the modulating point between indifference and love, at the stage called "having a fancy for."Return of the Native|Thomas Hardy
She leaned a little toward him, modulating her voice for his ear alone.The Salamander|Owen Johnson
With two holes for blowing and for modulating the sound, perforated towards the thinner end.Musical Myths and Facts, Volume I (of 2)|Carl Engel
We've about concluded that somehow our amplifier system is modulating the incoming hydrogen signal from the antenna.The Egyptian Cat Mystery|Harold Leland Goodwin
British Dictionary definitions for modulate
- to subject to or undergo modulation in music
- (often foll by to) to make or become in tune (with a pitch, key, etc)