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regulate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of regulate

  1. 1 to keep from exceeding a desirable degree or level (as of expression) you would be well advised to regulate your enthusiasm for the venture and pause to consider the risk involved Synonyms of regulate bridle, check, constrain, contain, curb, govern, hold, inhibit, keep, measure, pull in, control, rein (in), restrain, rule, tameWords Related to regulate bottle (up), choke (back), hold back, mince, muffle, pocket, repress, sink, smother, squelch, stifle, strangle, suppress, swallow; arrest, interrupt, stop; block, hamper, handcuff, hinder, impede, obstruct; gag, muzzle, silenceNear Antonyms of regulate liberate, loose, loosen, unleash; air, express, take out, ventAntonyms of regulate lose

  2. 2 to look after and make decisions about the government agency that regulates the nuclear power industry in this country Synonyms of regulate administer, administrate, carry on, control, direct, govern, guide, handle, keep, manage, operate, overlook, oversee, preside (over), conduct, run, steward, superintend, supervise, tendWords Related to regulate care (for), mind, watch; lead, pilot, steer; guard, protect, safeguard; micromanage, stage-manage; codirect, comanage



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