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.
They decided to "deregulate" Genetically Engineered "GE" alfalfa, meaning to allow its unrestricted use with no controls.
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.
Another Presidential aspirant is directed to "deregulate" as Rove reveals Republicans do or do not.
The government did not so much "deregulate" the market, because broadcasters depend on tight state supervision to protect their exclusive domains in the airwaves.
(R-NV) told a local media outlet that her solution to America's energy policy would be to "deregulate" the oil industry.
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
The Republicans are trying to "deregulate" the Internet.
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.