from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To free from regulation, especially to remove government regulations from: deregulate the airline industry.

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  • v. To remove the regulations from.

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  • v. lift the regulations on


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  • "They said investors will not come in until you deregulate, that is too simplistic, pedestrian, in other words, you are not in government, you are not a leader, if you are a leader, you cannot say the oil industry will fall into the hands of some cabal," he said.


  • Second of all, deregulate -- in other words, get government snoopers out of the picture, which only lets the swindlers hide their losses for a while, until the truth becomes too plain and we the taxpayers foot the bill.

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  • They decided to "deregulate" Genetically Engineered "GE" alfalfa, meaning to allow its unrestricted use with no controls.

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  • And then the Big Wall Street Banks, and their conservative and Republican enablers -- convinced Congress to "deregulate" Wall Street and repeal the Glass-Steagall Act in the 1990's and the results are there for everyone to see.

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  • Another Presidential aspirant is directed to "deregulate" as Rove reveals Republicans do or do not.

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  • The government did not so much "deregulate" the market, because broadcasters depend on tight state supervision to protect their exclusive domains in the airwaves.

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  • (R-NV) told a local media outlet that her solution to America's energy policy would be to "deregulate" the oil industry.

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  • Excuse me, Reagan did not "deregulate" the financial markets by dumping Glass Steagall nor did he make the libertarian clown Alan Greenspan "wink" at illegal insurance contracts named

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  • The Republicans are trying to "deregulate" the Internet.

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  • Ever since MOST AMERICAN'S drank Reagan's "trickle down" "deregulate" "government is the enemy" purple lemonade America has been walking down the road to today's end game.



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