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verb [transitive]     regulate pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participleregulating
past tenseregulated
past participleregulated
  1. 2
    to control a machine so that it works effectively
    1. a.
      to control something so that it produces the results that you want

      Teachers are not able to regulate the temperature in their classrooms.

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     regulative pronunciation in American English
/ˈreɡjələtɪv/ adjective


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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