Regulate vs Administer - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between regulate and administer
is that regulate
is to dictate policy while administer
is to cause to take, either by openly offering or through deceit.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
To dictate policy.
To control or direct according to rule, principle, or law.
- the laws which regulate the successions of the seasons
To adjust to a particular specification or requirement: regulate temperature.
To adjust (a mechanism) for accurate and proper functioning.
- The herdsmen near the frontier adjudicated their own disputes, and regulated their own police.
- to regulate a watch, i.e. adjust its rate of running so that it will keep approximately standard time
To put or maintain in order.
- to regulate the temperature of a room, the pressure of steam, the speed of a machine, etc.
- to regulate the disordered state of a nation or its finances
- to regulate one's eating habits
* administre (obsolete)
To cause to take, either by openly offering or through deceit.
- We administered the medicine to our dog by mixing it in his food.
To apportion out.
- A noxious drug had been administered to him.
- A fountain administers to the pleasure as well as the plenty of the place.
- Justice was administered with an exactness and purity not before known.
To manage or supervise the conduct, performance or execution of; to govern or regulate the parameters for the conduct, performance or execution of; to work in an administrative capacity.
* Alexander Pope
- [Let zephyrs] administer their tepid, genial airs.
To minister (to).
- For forms of government let fools contest: / Whate'er is best administered is best.
(legal) To settle, as the estate of one who dies without a will, or whose will fails of an executor.
To tender, as an oath.
- administering to the sick
- Swear to keep the oath that we administer .