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Definition of Regulate

Regulate

  1. To adjust by rule, method, or established mode; to direct by rule or restriction; to subject to governing principles or laws.
  2. To put in good order; as, to regulate the disordered state of a nation or its finances.
  3. To adjust, or maintain, with respect to a desired rate, degree, or condition; as, to regulate the temperature of a room, the pressure of steam, the speed of a machine, etc.

Regulate Quotations

Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
Ronald Reagan

You can't regulate child labor. You can't regulate slavery. Some things are just wrong.
Michael Moore

A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.
Thomas Jefferson

The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
Samuel Johnson

Populists have always been out to challenge the orthodoxy of the corporate order and to empower workaday Americans so they can control their own economic and political destinies. This approach distinguishes the movement from classic liberalism, which seeks to live in harmony with concentrated corporate power by trying to regulate excesses.
Jim Hightower
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Regulate Translations

regulate in Dutch is reglementeren, reguleren, regelen
regulate in German is regelst, regeln, regulieren
regulate in Italian is regolare
regulate in Latin is tempero, ordino
regulate in Portuguese is regule
regulate in Spanish is regular
regulate in Swedish is reglera, ordna, rucka, styra
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