A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to control)
a. regular
The new law will strictly regulate the flow of immigrants into the country.La nueva ley regulará estrictamente el flujo de inmigrantes al país.
2. (legal)
a. regular
There are international laws that regulate the the departure and arrival of airlines.Existen leyes internacionales que regulan la salida y la llegada de las aerolíneas.
3. (to adjust)
a. regular (mechanism or apparatus)
You can regulate these shock absorbers electronically or manually.Puedes regular estos amortiguadores electrónica o manualmente.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. regular
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regulate [ˈreɡjʊleɪt]
transitive verb
1 (control) [+expenditure, prices, temperature, level, pressure] regular
the skin protects the body from outside harm and regulates body temperature insulin, the hormone that regulates glucose levels Hyde had difficulty regulating his breathing as he took aim with the rifle the policeman regulating the traffic signalled to me several times Decades of a completely regulated life under communism did not prepare them for life in the West
a well-regulated life una vida ordenada
in our well-regulated, seemingly civilized society, satanic forces are at work a fairly careful diet or at least a well-regulated mealtime routine they lead ordinary, steady, well-regulated lives with no great display of emotion or imagination to regulate prices
2 (make rules for) [+industry, products] regular
a new body to regulate TV advertising un nuevo organismo que regula la publicidad que se emite por televisión
to tackle pollution by regulating exhaust emissions his staff concentrates on regulating some 200 industries that can legally discharge treated waste into the bay the Environmental Protection Agency is responsible for regulating all pesticides the government agency that regulates competition between companies the FDA regulates all processed foods except meat
3 (Téc) [+machine, mechanism] regular
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