regulate

regulate
regulate reg‧u‧late [ˈregjleɪt] verb [transitive] LAW
to check that business activities, financial activities etc are legal and fair:

• The Personal Investment Authority regulates the selling of ISAs to the public.

• Many futures exchanges are closely regulated.

• The City has so far failed to regulate itself effectively.

— compare deregulate

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regulate UK US /ˈregjəleɪt/ verb [T] GOVERNMENT, LAW
to check that the activities of a business or organization are legal and follow official rules or laws: »

Congress has the power to regulate interstate commerce.

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The agency regulates the financial services industry.

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This government does not trust the public sector to regulate itself.

Compare DEREGULATE(Cf. ↑deregulate)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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