Definitions of regulating

  1. restricting according to rules or principles; " a regulatory gene"
  2. the act of controlling or directing according to rule; " fiscal regulations are in the hands of politicians"
  3. of Regulate

Usage examples for regulating

  1. Feeling as we do, the latter said, that a divine providence has given a girl- child to the world on account of our earnest prayers, we think we have a certain right to give our advice, to urge that you, my dear Florence, should allow us the opportunity of regulating her education and securing her future. – Carnival by Compton Mackenzie
  2. In 1796 the question of regulating the labourers' wages by Parliament was raised; but Pitt, remembering such schemes had always failed, was hostile, and the matter dropped. – A Short History of English Agriculture by W. H. R. Curtler
  3. By regulating the money price of labour, it regulates that of manufacturing art, and industry; and by regulating both, it regulates that of the complete manufacture. – On The Principles of Political Economy, and Taxation by David Ricardo
  4. The Hebrew laws regulating the relations of men and women are never complimentary to the latter. – The Woman's Bible Part I. Comments on Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. Part II. Comments on the Old and New Testaments from Joshua to Revelation. by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  5. Circumstances were supposed, in which they or others might be placed, and they were required to apply the lessons they had drawn for their direction, and for regulating their conduct in every such case. – A Practical Enquiry into the Philosophy of Education by James Gall