形容词:regulative 动词过去式:regulated 过去分词:regulated 现在分词:regulating 第三人称单数:regulates
1 control or direct (sth) by means of rules and restrictions （以规章制度）控制或管理（某事物）
*regulate one's conduct, expenditure, lifestyle 约束行为、限制消费、节制生活方式
* regulate the traffic 管理交通
* The activities of credit companies are regulated by law. 信贷公司的业务受法律制约.
2 adjust (an apparatus, a mechanism, etc) so that it functions as desired; control (speed, pressure, etc) in this way 调校, 校准（仪器、机械等）; 控制（速度、压力等）
*regulate a clock, radiator, etc 校准时钟、调节散热器
* This valve regulates the flow of water. 这个阀门控制着水的流量.
[Date: 1400-1500; Language: Late Latin;Origin: , past participle of regulare, from Latin regula; REGULAR1]
to control an activity or process, especially by rules
strict rules regulating the use of chemicals in food
to make a machine or your body work at a particular speed, temperature etc
People sweat to regulate their body heat.