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    Regulate = adjust = accommodate?

    1A. Playing sports helps regulate sweat.
    1B. Playing sports helps adjust sweat.
    1C. Playing sports helps accommodate sweat.

    Are these sentences the same meaning and natural in spoken English?

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    Re: Regulate = adjust = accommodate?

    Quote Originally Posted by namloan View Post
    1A. Playing sports helps regulate sweat.
    1B. Playing sports helps adjust sweat.
    1C. Playing sports helps accommodate sweat.
    None of them means very much to me. Playing sports makes you sweat (verb)or produce sweat (noun). This is one of many reasons sports should be avoided by right-thinking people.

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    Re: Regulate = adjust = accommodate?

    Quote Originally Posted by namloan View Post
    1A. Playing sports helps regulate sweat.
    1B. Playing sports helps adjust sweat.
    1C. Playing sports helps accommodate sweat.

    Are these sentences the same meaning and natural in spoken English?

    Thank you very much, members and teachers
    You accommodate something when you make room (literal or metaphorical) for it.
    You adjust something when you change something to make it better by some criteria provided.
    You regulate something when you control it in some way.

    1a. kind of makes sense... What are you trying to say?

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    Re: Regulate = adjust = accommodate?

    And to answer the question in the title: neither of those equals signs is accurate. There are contexts where their meanings can overlap in some respects, and ther are situations different aspects of which can be described using those words; that doesn't make them equal.

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