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MODULATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does modulate mean? 

MODULATE (verb)
  The verb MODULATE has 5 senses:

1. change the key of, in music
2. vary the pitch of one's speech
3. fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of
4. adjust the pitch, tone, or volume of
5. vary the frequency, amplitude, phase, or other characteristic of (electromagnetic waves)

  Familiarity information: MODULATE used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


MODULATE (verb)


Sense 1modulate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Change the key of, in music

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Context example:

modulate the melody

Hypernyms (to "modulate" is one way to...):

play; spiel (replay (as a melody))

Domain category:

music (musical activity (singing or whistling etc.))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

They will modulate the duet


Sense 2modulate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Vary the pitch of one's speech

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

inflect; modulate; tone

Hypernyms (to "modulate" is one way to...):

mouth; speak; talk; utter; verbalise; verbalize (express in speech)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3modulate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

regulate; modulate

Context examples:

regulate the temperature / modulate the pitch

Hypernyms (to "modulate" is one way to...):

adjust; correct; set (alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 4modulate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Adjust the pitch, tone, or volume of

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Hypernyms (to "modulate" is one way to...):

adjust; correct; set (alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 5modulate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Vary the frequency, amplitude, phase, or other characteristic of (electromagnetic waves)

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Hypernyms (to "modulate" is one way to...):

alter; change; vary (make or become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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