tom, tradition, discipline, fixed practice, regular course; routine, monotony, tedium.
regularly, adv. 1. recurrently, habitually, always; seasonally, periodically, cyclically; persistently, constantly, steadfastly, continuously; at fixed intervals, in due order, at stated periods, intermittently.
2. rhythmically, steadily, repeatedly, continually; constantly, incessantly, unceasingly, unchangingly, unvaryingly; uninterruptedly, unintermittently, ceaselessly; day in, day out, everyday, like clockwork.
3. commonly, usually, generally, normally, naturally; customarily, ordinarily, typically, archetypically, traditionally, familiarly, popularly, currently.
regulate, v. 1. control, direct, rule, govern, manage; order, instruct; administer, handle, run, operate, discharge, maintain; overlook, superintend, supervise, look after, have charge of; pilot, steer, guide; arrange, conduct, dispose.
2. adjust, fix, set, establish; equalize, balance, equate, counterbalance, counterpoise; time, coordinate, synchronize.
3. systematize, methodize, systemize, organize; standardize, normalize, centralize; order, discipline, put to rights; marshal, set up, Inf. line up; classify, codify, categorize, catalogue; line, align, lay out, sort out.
regulation, n. 1. rule, order, command, commandment, directive, direction, instruction; imperative, ultimatum, dictum, dictate, behest, Archaic, hest; act, law, Latin, lex, statute, ordinance, ruling, (pi.) parie-tals; formula, formulary, standing order, bylaw; norm, canon, code, convention, standard; edict, decree, fiat, ukase; proclamation, pronouncement, declaration, bull.
2. direction, management, control, administration, governance, government; supervision, superintendence, oversight, eye, auspices, aegis, jurisdiction; arrangement, disposition, conduct, organization; guidance, lead, authority; rule, discipline, regime, reign, regnancy.
3. adjustment, establishment, setting, fixing; coordination, adaptation, synchronization, harmonization; timing, squaring, balancing, balance.
-adj. 4. standard, regular, stock, mean; accepted, universal.
5. usual, customary, normal, typical, ordinary; accustomed, wonted, habitual, consuetudinal; every day, widespread, popular.
regulatory, adj. 1. directing, directive, managerial, managing, governing, controlling, commanding; guiding, leading, head, regulating; administrative, executive, supervisory, superintendent.
2. reigning, sovereign, chief, leading; ascendant, dominant, predominant, prevalent, prevailing, obtaining.
regurgitate, v. 1. surge back, rush back, flow back, resurge, reflow, back up; ebb, bring back, reissue, regorge.
2. vomit, egest, throw up, SI. puke, SI. barf; heave, SI. upchuck, SI. urp, keck, retch; disgorge, spew, discharge, throw out, belch, burp; expel, ejaculate, debouch, disembogue, shoot out, gush forth, stream out.
3. repeat, retell, recapitulate, say over, redo; reiterate, Inf. rehash, quote oneself; restate, go over the same ground.
rehabilitate, v. 1. restore, reclaim, redevelop, recondition, return to normal or normalcy; renovate, renew, refurbish, redecorate, brighten up, give a breath of fresh air; repair, fix, fix up, mend, doctor, get back in shape; redintegrate, make whole again, put back together, reconstitute, recompose, reconstruct, rebuild; remedy, rectify, correct, amend.