1 control of sth
strict, tight, tough

those opposed to tighter regulation of banks


Businesses should be free from excessive government regulation.

federal, government, governmental, international, official, professional, public, state
legal, statutory
economic, environmental, financial
price, temperature
call for, demand

They are calling for tighter regulation of the industry.

be subject to

Food additives are subject to government regulation.

regulation by

regulation by local authorities

regulation of

the regulation of the medical profession

2 (usually regulations) law/rule
strict, stringent, tight, tough

The act imposes more stringent regulations on atmospheric pollution.

Tighter regulations come into force next year.

burdensome (esp. AmE), restrictive

The company took advantage of the country's lax environmental regulations.

draft, proposed
current, existing
building (esp. BrE), fire, highway (AmE), hygiene (esp. BrE), planning (esp. BrE), safety, traffic, etc.

The restaurant owner admitted 13 breaches of food hygiene regulations.

EU, federal, government, international, official
prison, school
comply with, conform to, meet, observe, satisfy

To comply with government hygiene regulations, there must be a separate sink for hand washing.

breach, break, contravene, flout, violate
adopt, bring in, enact (both esp. AmE), impose, introduce, issue, make

States are enacting new laws and regulations.

These restrictions are set out in regulations made by the minister.

liberalize, relax

The government is under pressure to relax censorship regulations.


In practice, the regulations are rarely enforced.

be designed to

The regulations are designed to encourage lower consumption of water.

control sth, govern sth, protect sth

regulations governing trade and industry

dictate sth, impose sth, mandate sth (esp. AmE), prescribe sth, require sth, specify sth, stipulate sth

There will be stricter regulations dictating which foods are allowed in schools.

Regulations require water authorities to test sea water for bacteria.

limit sth, restrict sth
ban sth, forbid sth, prohibit sth

The regulations ban the use of genetically modified organisms.

permit sth
apply (to sth)

These regulations apply to all cows sold after June 1998.

come into force

She was wearing the regulation school uniform.

against (the) regulations

It's against safety regulations to leave these doors open.

in (the) regulation

The limits are specified in the regulations.

under (the) regulation

Under the new regulations, each worker must have a rest every two hours.

regulations concerning, regulations regarding

There are strict regulations concerning the adoption of children.

regulation on

regulations on hygiene

a breach of the regulations
compliance with a regulation
in accordance with (the) regulations

The notice is in accordance with Regulation 7.

rules and regulations
Regulation is used with these nouns: ↑uniform

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