Pronunciation: (reg'yu-lāt"), [key]
—v.t., -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
1. to control or direct by a rule, principle, method, etc.: to regulate household expenses.
2. to adjust to some standard or requirement, as amount, degree, etc.: to regulate the temperature.
3. to adjust so as to ensure accuracy of operation: to regulate a watch.
4. to put in good order: to regulate the digestion.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.