Meaning of REGULATION in English
1 control of sth
▪ strict , tight , tough
those opposed to tighter ~ of banks
Businesses should be free from excessive government ~.
▪ federal , government , governmental , international , official , professional , public , state
▪ legal , statutory
▪ economic , environmental , financial
▪ price , temperature
VERB + REGULATION
▪ call for , demand
They are calling for tighter ~ of the industry.
▪ be subject to
Food additives are subject to government ~.
▪ ~ by
~ by local authorities
▪ ~ of
the ~ of the medical profession
2 ( usually regulations ) law/rule
▪ strict , stringent , tight , tough
The act imposes more stringent ~s on atmospheric pollution.
Tighter ~s come into force next year.
▪ burdensome ( esp. AmE ), restrictive
The company took advantage of the country's lax environmental ~s.
▪ 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 ~s.
▪ EU , federal , government , international , official
▪ prison , school
VERB + REGULATION
▪ comply with , conform to , meet , observe , satisfy
To comply with government hygiene ~s, 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 ~s.
These restrictions are set out in ~s made by the minister.
▪ liberalize , relax
The government is under pressure to relax censorship ~s.
In practice, the ~s are rarely enforced.
REGULATION + VERB
▪ be designed to
The ~s are designed to encourage lower consumption of water.
▪ control sth , govern sth , protect sth
~s governing trade and industry
▪ dictate sth , impose sth , mandate sth ( esp. AmE ), prescribe sth , require sth , specify sth , stipulate sth
There will be stricter ~s 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 ~s ban the use of genetically modified organisms.
▪ permit sth
▪ apply (to sth)
These ~s apply to all cows sold after June 1998.
▪ come into force
REGULATION + NOUN
She was wearing the ~ school uniform.
▪ against (the) ~s
It's against safety ~s to leave these doors open.
▪ in (the) ~
The limits are specified in the ~s.
▪ under (the) ~
Under the new ~s, each worker must have a rest every two hours.
▪ ~s concerning , ~s regarding
There are strict ~s concerning the adoption of children.
▪ ~ on
~s on hygiene
▪ a breach of the ~s
▪ compliance with a ~
▪ in accordance with (the) ~s
The notice is in accordance with Regulation 7.
▪ rules and ~s
Regulation is used with these nouns: ↑ uniform
Oxford Collocations English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний . 2012