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regulate

Pronunciation: /ˈregjəleɪt; ˈregjʊleɪt/

Translation of regulate in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 [speed/temperature/prices] regular to regulate one's life poner* orden en su ( or mi etc) vida 1.2 [Law/Derecho] [industry/profession] regular the laws that regulate the sale of alcohol la legislación que regula or reglamenta la venta de bebidas alcohólicas
    Example sentences
    • One can only suspect that both the US and the EU are responding to pressure from business leaders not to regulate their overseas activities.
    • Often governments for a variety of reasons decide to regulate the activities of firms that compete against each other.
    • In contrast, no previous treaty or customary rule existed regulating method of combat in internal armed conflict.
    1.3 [apparatus/instrument] regular
    Example sentences
    • Water is necessary to transport nutrients around the body, remove wastes, maintain body temperatures and regulate metabolic processes in our bodies.
    • He slipped inside and, struggling to think over the deafening noise of the generator, he found the control panel that regulated the machine and switched it off.
    • Depression stiffens the body's response to insulin, the hormone that helps regulate energy metabolism.

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Spain's 1978 Constitution granted areas of competence competencias to each of the autonomous regions it created. It also established that these could be modified by agreements, called estatutos de autonomía or just estatutos, between central government and each of the autonomous regions. The latter do not affect the competencias of central government which controls the army, etc. For example, Navarre, the Basque Country and Catalonia have their own police forces and health services, and collect taxes on behalf of central government. Navarre has its own civil law system, fueros, and can levy taxes which are different to those in the rest of Spain. In 2006, Andalusia, Valencia and Catalonia renegotiated their estatutos. The Catalan Estatut was particularly contentious.