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verb [transitive]     regulate pronunciation in American English
/ˈreɡjəˌleɪt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyregulate
he/she/itregulates
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

     regulative pronunciation in American English
/ˈreɡjələtɪv/ adjective
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