Regulator vs Regulate - What's the difference?
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Regulate is a related term of regulator.
Regulator is a related term of regulate.
As a noun regulator
is a device that controls or limits something.
As a verb regulate is
to dictate policy.
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A device that controls or limits something.
A person or group that sets standards of practice, especially those established by law.
A very accurate clock, used by clockmakers to measure the timekeeping of each newly made clock.
- The voltage regulator stopped working and the resulting overload destroyed the device.
* voltage regulator
* battery regulator
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