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regulate

verb [T] uk   /ˈreɡ.jʊ.leɪt/ us  
C1 to control something, especially by making it work in a particular way: You can regulate the temperature in the house by adjusting the thermostat. [+ question word] Her mother strictly regulates how much TV she can watch.Controlling and being in charge
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