To Régulate. v.a. [regula, Lat.]
- To adjust by rule or method.
Nature, in the production of things, always designs them to partake of certain, regulated, established essences, which are to be the models of all things to be produced: this, in that crude sense, would need some better explication. Locke.
- To direct.
Regulate the patient in his manner of living. Wiseman.
Ev'n goddesses are women; and no wife
Has pow'r to regulate her husband's life. Dryden.