American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To burden excessively with rules and regulations: did not want to overregulate the airlines.
- v. To regulate to a greater degree than appropriate
- over- + regulate (Wiktionary)
“The three council members who voted against the ban used "overregulate" and "overkill" to describe the measure.”
“Mr. Le Maire said that diverging interests made any agreement difficult: China, for example, is worried about demands for greater transparency of food stocks and production; and the U.K. is concerned not to overregulate the commodities trade.”
“Conservatives have long warned that the Obama FCC might revive the doctrine anyway, so it's only fair to note when a regulatory agency resists the urge to overregulate.”
“So we get a choice between a left that wants to overregulate corporations and a right that wants to let them get away with blatantly criminal behavior.”
“They were the overregulating--they tended to overregulate.”
“The fear is, when the FDA goes to regulate, do they overregulate and in that overregulation do they say the nicotine levels need to be lower, ponders Poole.”
“The more Mr. Obama and his White House team practice their putting strokes, the less time they'd have to pass more stimulus, overregulate more industries, or raise more taxes.”
“There always is the risk that it will be ineffectual or go too far and overregulate.”
““For legislators, when they see reform coming, there is a tendency to overregulate,” says former city councilman Kevin Chavous.”
“It has variously been theorized that agencies left on their own will overregulate in order to expand their resources and aggrandize their authority.”
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