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Regulate vs. Relegate — What's the Difference?

Regulate vs. Relegate — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Regulate and Relegate

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Regulate

To control or direct according to rule, principle, or law.
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Relegate

To consign to an inferior or obscure place, rank, category, or condition
An artist's work that is now relegated to storerooms.
A group that has been relegated to the status of second-class citizens.
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Regulate

To adjust to a particular specification or requirement
Regulate temperature.
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Relegate

To refer or assign (a matter or task, for example) for decision or action
Relegate the teaching of writing to graduate students.
Relegate the matter to a committee.
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Regulate

To adjust (a mechanism) for accurate and proper functioning.
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Relegate

Exile, banish, remove, or send away.
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Regulate

To put or maintain in order
Regulate one's eating habits.
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Relegate

Exile or banish to a particular place.
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Regulate

To dictate policy.
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Relegate

Remove (oneself) to a distance from something or somewhere.
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Regulate

To control or direct according to rule, principle, or law.
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Relegate

Banish from proximity to Rome for a set time; compare relegate.
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Regulate

To adjust to a particular specification or requirement: regulate temperature.
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Relegate

Remove or send to a place far away.
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Regulate

To adjust (a mechanism) for accurate and proper functioning.
To regulate a watch, i.e. adjust its rate of running so that it will keep approximately standard time
To regulate the temperature of a room, the pressure of steam, the speed of a machine, etc.
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Relegate

Consign or assign.
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Regulate

To put or maintain in order.
To regulate the disordered state of a nation or its finances
To regulate one's eating habits
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Relegate

Consign (a person or thing) to a place, position, or role of obscurity, insignificance, oblivion, lower rank or (especially) inferiority.
Her bright ideas were relegated to "tosh" by her manager.
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Regulate

To adjust by rule, method, or established mode; to direct by rule or restriction; to subject to governing principles or laws.
The laws which regulate the successions of the seasons.
The herdsmen near the frontier adjudicated their own disputes, and regulated their own police.
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Relegate

Assign (a thing) to an appropriate place or situation based on appraisal or classification.
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Regulate

To put in good order; as, to regulate the disordered state of a nation or its finances.
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Relegate

Transfer (a sports team) to a lower-ranking league division.
After finishing second-bottom in the table, United were relegated from the division.
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Regulate

To adjust, or maintain, with respect to a desired rate, degree, or condition; as, to regulate the temperature of a room, the pressure of steam, the speed of a machine, etc.
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Relegate

(transitive) Refer or submit.
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Regulate

Fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of;
Regulate the temperature
Modulate the pitch
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Relegate

Refer (a point of contention) to an authority in deference to the judgment thereof.
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Regulate

Bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations;
We cannot regulate the way people dress
This town likes to regulate
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Relegate

Submit (something) to someone else for appropriate action thereby; compare delegate.
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Regulate

Shape or influence; give direction to;
Experience often determines ability
Mold public opinion
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Relegate

Submit or refer (someone) to someone or something else for some reason or purpose.
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Regulate

Check the emission of (sound)
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Relegate

A person who has been banished from proximity to Rome for a set time, but without losing his civil rights.
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Relegate

(archaic) Relegated; exiled.
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Relegate

To remove, usually to an inferior position; to consign; to transfer; specifically, to send into exile; to banish.
It [the Latin language] was relegated into the study of the scholar.
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Relegate

Refer to another person for decision or judgment;
She likes to relegate difficult questions to her colleagues
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Relegate

Assign to a lower position; reduce in rank;
She was demoted because she always speaks up
He was broken down to Sargeant
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Relegate

Expel, as if by official decree;
He was banished from his own country
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Relegate

Assign to a class or kind;
How should algae be classified?
People argue about how to relegate certain mushrooms
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