Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb modulate

5 senses of modulate

Sense 1
modulate -- (change the key of, in music; "modulate the melody")
       => play, spiel -- (replay (as a melody); "Play it again, Sam"; "She played the third movement very beautifully")

Sense 2
tone, inflect, modulate -- (vary the pitch of one's speech)
       => talk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise -- (express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize")

Sense 3
regulate, modulate -- (fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of; "regulate the temperature"; "modulate the pitch")
       => adjust, set, correct -- (alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels")

Sense 4
modulate -- (adjust the pitch, tone, or volume of)
       => adjust, set, correct -- (alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels")

Sense 5
modulate -- (vary the frequency, amplitude, phase, or other characteristic of (electromagnetic waves))
       => change, alter, vary -- (become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence; "her mood changes in accordance with the weather"; "The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season")

Antonyms of adj modulated

2 senses of modulated

Sense 1
modulated (vs. unmodulated) -- (changed or adjusted in pitch, tone, or volume)

unmodulated (vs. modulated) -- (characterized by lack of variation in pitch, tone, or volume; "he lectured in an unmodulated voice edged with hysteria")
        => flat, monotone, monotonic, monotonous -- (sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch; "the owl's faint monotonous hooting")

Sense 2
modulated -- (altered in volume as well as tone or pitch)

INDIRECT (VIA inflected) -> uninflected -- ((of the voice) not inflected; "uninflected words"; "monotonic uninflected speech")

Similarity of adj modulated

2 senses of modulated

Sense 1
modulated (vs. unmodulated) -- (changed or adjusted in pitch, tone, or volume)
       => softened -- (toned down)

Sense 2
modulated -- (altered in volume as well as tone or pitch)
       => inflected (vs. uninflected) -- ((of the voice) altered in tone or pitch; "his southern Yorkshire voice was less inflected and singing than her northern one")

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