[reg-yuh-leyt] /ˈrɛg yəˌleɪt/
verb (used with object), regulated, regulating.
to control or direct by a rule, principle, method, etc.:
to regulate household expenses.
to adjust to some standard or requirement, as amount, degree, etc.:
to regulate the temperature.
to adjust so as to ensure accuracy of operation:
to regulate a watch.
to put in good order:
to regulate the digestion.
to adjust (the amount of heat, sound, etc, of something) as required; control
to adjust (an instrument or appliance) so that it operates correctly
to bring into conformity with a rule, principle, or usage
early 15c., “adjust by rule, control,” from Late Latin regulatus, past participle of regulare “to control by rule, direct,” from Latin regula “rule” (see regular). Meaning “to govern by restriction” is from 1620s. Related: Regulated; regulating.
regulate reg·u·late (rěg’yə-lāt’)
v. reg·u·lat·ed, reg·u·lat·ing, reg·u·lates
reg’u·la’tive or reg’u·la·to’ry (-lə-tôr’ē) adj.
[ree-im-burs] /ˌri ɪmˈbɜrs/ verb (used with object), reimbursed, reimbursing. 1. to make repayment to for expense or loss incurred: The insurance company reimbursed him for his losses in the fire. 2. to pay back; refund; repay. /ˌriːɪmˈbɜːs/ verb 1. (transitive) to repay or compensate (someone) for (money already spent, losses, damages, etc): your fare will […]
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[ri-ley-tid] /rɪˈleɪ tɪd/ adjective 1. associated; connected. 2. allied by nature, origin, kinship, marriage, etc. 3. . 4. Music. (of tones) belonging to a melodic or harmonic series, so as to be susceptible of close connection. /rɪˈleɪtɪd/ adjective 1. connected; associated 2. connected by kinship or marriage 3. (in diatonic music) denoting or relating to […]
[rel-uh-tiv] /ˈrɛl ə tɪv/ noun 1. a person who is connected with another or others by blood or marriage. 2. something having, or standing in, some or connection to something else. 3. something dependent upon external conditions for its specific nature, size, etc. (opposed to ). 4. Grammar. a , adjective, or adverb. adjective 5. […]