Regulate vs Repressor - What's the difference?

regulate | repressor |


As a verb regulate

is to dictate policy.

As a noun repressor is

anything that represses.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

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

    repressor

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia repressor) (en noun)
  • Anything that represses.
  • (genetics) Any protein that binds to DNA and thus regulates the expression of genes by decreasing the rate of transcription
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