fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of
"regulate the temperature"; "modulate the pitch"
regulate, regularize, regularise, order, govern(verb)
bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations
"We cannot regulate the way people dress"; "This town likes to regulate"
put, govern, ordain, regularise, order, dictate, arrange, set up, say, grade, ordinate, range, influence, determine, mold, baffle, consecrate, rule, enjoin, modulate, rank, rate, tell, shape, prescribe, place, regularize
determine, shape, mold, influence, regulate(verb)
shape or influence; give direction to
"experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion"
mildew, settle, baffle, square up, work, shape, fix, find, square off, forge, modulate, determine, see, find out, govern, cast, form, define, specify, mould, regularize, watch, regularise, mold, tempt, charm, make up one's mind, decide, ascertain, influence, limit, act upon, learn, set, model, order, check
check the emission of (sound)
baffle, stupefy, scotch, stick, perplex, bilk, shape, get, mystify, frustrate, flummox, beat, order, foil, nonplus, modulate, determine, dumbfound, thwart, govern, regularize, regularise, amaze, mold, gravel, bewilder, cross, vex, influence, puzzle, spoil, pose
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Lack of regulation is as bad as over-regulation. Although I believe governments should not regulate free market choices, I also believe they should regulate to protect investors against conflict of interests and negligence by investment bankers. Regulations should also ensure full transparency and disclosures and should effectively penalize violators.
The tax industry has demonstrated very clearly that it cannot be trusted to regulate itself.
Because of our state Constitution, the city is limited to what we can do for guns, i want to remind folks that New Mexico is one of many western states where cities are not allowed to regulate weapons, and that includes weapons at protests.
There's a social contract here. People I think recognize the need to do more and to meet this moment, people will self-regulate their behavior, they'll begin to adjust and adapt as they have been quite significantly.
It must be admitted that the tendency of the human race toward liberty is largely thwarted, especially in France. This is greatly due to a fatal desire -- learned from the teachings of antiquity -- that our writers on public affairs have in common: They desire to set themselves above mankind in order to arrange, organize, and regulate it according to their fancy.
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