Regulate vs Mandate - What's the difference?

regulate | mandate |


As verbs the difference between regulate and mandate

is that regulate is to dictate policy while mandate is .

regulate

English

Verb

(regulat)
  • To dictate policy.
  • To control or direct according to rule, principle, or law.
  • * Macaulay
  • the laws which regulate the successions of the seasons
  • * Bancroft
  • The herdsmen near the frontier adjudicated their own disputes, and regulated their own police.
  • To adjust to a particular specification or requirement: regulate temperature.
  • To adjust (a mechanism) for accurate and proper functioning.
  • to regulate a watch, i.e. adjust its rate of running so that it will keep approximately standard time
    to regulate the temperature of a room, the pressure of steam, the speed of a machine, etc.
  • To put or maintain in order.
  • to regulate the disordered state of a nation or its finances
    to regulate one's eating habits

    Derived terms

    * deregulate * downregulate * upregulate

    mandate

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An official or authoritative command; an order or injunction; a commission; a judicial precept.
  • Verb

    (mandat)
  • to authorize
  • to make mandatory
  • Derived terms

    * mandatary * mandator * mandatory