Antonyms of verb regulate

1 of 4 senses of regulate

Sense 2
regulate, regularize, regularise, order, govern -- (bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations; "We cannot regulate the way people dress"; "This town likes to regulate")
       Antonym of deregulate (Sense 1)
      => deregulate -- (lift the regulations on)

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

4 senses of regulate

Sense 1
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 2
regulate, regularize, regularise, order, govern -- (bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations; "We cannot regulate the way people dress"; "This town likes to regulate")
       => decide, make up one's mind, determine -- (reach, make, or come to a decision about something; "We finally decided after lengthy deliberations")

Sense 3
determine, shape, mold, influence, regulate -- (shape or influence; give direction to; "experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion")
       => cause, do, make -- (give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident")

Sense 4
baffle, regulate -- (check the emission of (sound))
       => restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle -- (place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends")

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