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regulate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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regulatereg‧u‧late /ˈreɡjəleɪt/ ●○○ AWL verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 RULE/REGULATIONto control an activity or process, especially by rules 🔊 strict rules regulating the use of chemicals in food2 TEMCONTROLto make a machine or your body work at a particular speed, temperature etc 🔊 People sweat to regulate their body heat.
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regulateMake sure a company is officially regulated and authorised before you hand over any of your money.Sweating helps regulate body temperature.Above all, they should not be imposed and regulated by a central power.Their wages had been regulated by act of parliament since 1773 and they were awarded an increase in 1795.Meat and poultry are regulated by the Agriculture Department.But he is vague about how to enforce this; essentially he would trust the industry to regulate itself.The drug helps to regulate Ryan's heartbeat.A hand-operate switch is used to regulate the gas flow.And if accountants are not to be commercial, who is it who will regulate their fees, incomes and salaries?Industrial labour was at last being regulated, water supplies purified, hospitals sanitised and prisons reformed.
From Longman Business Dictionaryregulatereg‧u‧late /ˈregjəleɪt/ verb [transitive]LAW to check that business activities, financial activities etc are legal and fairThe Personal Investment Authority regulates the selling of ISAs to the public.Many futures exchanges are closely regulated.The City has so far failed to regulate itself effectively. compare deregulate→ See Verb table
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Verb table
regulate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyregulate
he, she, itregulates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyregulated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave regulated
he, she, ithas regulated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad regulated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill regulate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have regulated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam regulating
he, she, itis regulating
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you, we, theyare regulating
Past
I, he, she, itwas regulating
you, we, theywere regulating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been regulating
he, she, ithas been regulating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been regulating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be regulating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been regulating
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