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regulate

verb [T]    /ˈreɡ·jəˌleɪt/
to control an activity or process by rules or a system: A computer system regulates production. [+ question word] Their parents regulate how much TV the children can watch. Regulate also means to adjust something to a desired level or standard: As a diabetic, she regulates her sugar intake carefully. regulation    /ˌreɡ·jəˈleɪ·ʃən/ adjective [not gradable] Soldiers wear a regulation uniform.
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