verb (used with object), reg·u·lat·ed, reg·u·lat·ing.
- regular verb,
- regular year,
- regulated tenancy,
- regulation t,
- regulation u,
Origin of regulate
Examples from the Web for regulate
A few weeks ago, Reid called a vote on a Constitutional amendment that would allow Congress to regulate money in politics.Time is Money: How to Fix Outrageous Political Spending|Jim Arkedis|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Second, the Nobel Prize for economics went to Jean Tirole, who studies how to regulate politically powerful companies.The Supreme Court Is Weighing Corporate Power Yet Again|Zephyr Teachout|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She tells us how little the federal and provincial governments have done to regulate the tar sands.
Instead, he muses, why not regulate as if all people need guns, everywhere?
And, thanks to other recent court decisions (notably Citizens United and SpeechNow), they are hard to regulate.The Answer to the McCutcheon Decision Is More Big Money in Politics|Jonathan Rauch|April 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I recommend that a law be enacted to regulate inter-State commerce in misbranded and adulterated foods, drinks, and drugs.State of the Union Addresses of Theodore Roosevelt|Theodore Roosevelt
An imaginary line, drawn to regulate the order of a squadron.The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth
They regulate the ages of entrance into industry and retirement from industry.The Settlement of Wage Disputes|Herbert Feis
But, for a Yezidee, there was still a little detail to attend to before his soul departed;—two matters to regulate.The Slayer Of souls|Robert Chambers
Nothing can more clearly prove the general practice than the order of a council to regulate it.
Word Origin for regulate
early 15c., "adjust by rule, control," from Late Latin regulatus, past participle of regulare "to control by rule, direct," from Latin regula "rule" (see regular). Meaning "to govern by restriction" is from 1620s. Related: Regulated; regulating.