regularize

regularize
verb
1. bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations
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We cannot regulate the way people dress

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This town likes to regulate

Syn: ↑regulate, ↑regularise, ↑order, ↑govern
Ant: ↑deregulate (for: ↑regulate)
Derivationally related forms: ↑government (for: ↑govern), ↑governor (for: ↑govern), ↑order (for: ↑order), ↑regulation (for: ↑regulate), ↑regulator (for: ↑regulate), ↑regulating (for: ↑regulate)
Hypernyms: ↑decide, ↑make up one's mind, ↑determine
Hyponyms: ↑standardize, ↑standardise, ↑zone, ↑district
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

2. make regular or more regular
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regularize the heart beat with a pace maker

Syn: ↑regularise
Derivationally related forms: ↑regularisation (for: ↑regularise), ↑regularization
Hypernyms: ↑arrange, ↑set up
Hyponyms: ↑even, ↑even out
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something


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