regulate

Part of speech: adjective

Regulative.

Part of speech: verb

To order or govern by rule; put or keep in order; adjust according to a standard.

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Usage examples "regulate":

  1. " If you imagine, sir," replied Rosalind, in a voice as tranquil and deliberate as his own, " that I have dared to regulate my conduct and opinions on such a point as this by any wisdom of my own, you do me great injustice. - "The Vicar of Wrexhill", Mrs [Frances] Trollope.
  2. When we have no commands from the throne, our circumstances regulate the matter. - "The Vizier of the Two-Horned Alexander", Frank R. Stockton.
  3. She has reconciled herself to circumstances and has found means to regulate her life with a certain measure of contentment and comfort until now, when you suddenly introduce a disturbing factor. - "The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne", William J. Locke.