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regulate
American English: /ˈrɛɡjəˌleɪt/
British English: /ˈrɛɡjʊleɪt/

Translation of regulate in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1.1
    (speed/temperature/prices)
    to regulate one's life
    poner orden en su ( or mi etc) vida
    1.2 (Law)
    (industry/profession)
    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)
    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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