verb (used with object), reg·u·lat·ed, reg·u·lat·ing.
Origin of regulate
Synonyms for regulate
Related Words for regulativeadministrative, managerial, directorial, supervisory, regulatory, governmental, ministerial, commanding, legislative, organizational, bureaucratic, departmental, determining, controlling, directing, governing, managing, regulative, directive, authoritative
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Historical Examples of regulative
That is 035using teleology as a regulative principle, in Kant's sense of the word.Form and Function
E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
A regulative principle must, therefore, have been at the foundation of this opinion.The Critique of Pure Reason
Regulative training often calls for rousing words from the teacher.Outlines of Educational Doctrine
John Frederick Herbart
Though not constitutive, yet are they regulative principles.A History of Philosophy in Epitome
The formal or regulative laws of religious thought occupy it.The Religious Sentiment
Daniel G. Brinton
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.