- deregulate de‧reg‧u‧late [ˌdiːˈregjleɪt] verb [intransitive, transitive] ECONOMICSto remove or reduce the number of government controls on a particular business activity, done to make companies work more effectively and to increase competition:
• After internal US flights were deregulated in 1978, the industry quickly became more competitive.
• The pressure to deregulate came from inside the Stock Exchange.— compare regulate— deregulated adjective [only before a noun] :
• Competition is intense in the deregulated financial markets.— deregulation noun [uncountable] :
• The bank industry maintains deregulation has benefited consumers.
* * *deregulate UK US /ˌdiːˈregjəleɪt/ verb [T] ECONOMICS, POLITICS► to remove government controls or rules from a business or other activity: »
That state has had success in deregulating its electricity market.»
The explosion in budget air travel began when the industry was deregulated in 1992.deregulated adjective [before noun]► »
Things are very different in today's deregulated labour market.
Financial and business terms. 2012.
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deregulate — ☆ deregulate [dē reg′yə lāt΄ ] vt. deregulated, deregulating to remove regulations governing [to deregulate the price of natural gas] deregulation n … English World dictionary
deregulate — 1963, back formation from DEREGULATION (Cf. deregulation). Related: Deregulated; deregulating … Etymology dictionary
deregulate — [v] remove imposed controls on a system decontrol, denationalize, leave be, let alone, not interfere, not meddle, not tamper; concepts 94,117 … New thesaurus
deregulate — ► VERB ▪ remove regulations or restrictions from. DERIVATIVES deregulation noun deregulatory adjective … English terms dictionary
deregulate — deregulation, n. deregulator, n. deregulatory /dee reg yeuh leuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. /dee reg yeuh layt /, v., deregulated, deregulating. v.t. 1. to remove government regulatory controls from (an industry, a commodity, etc.): to deregulate… … Universalium
deregulate — [[t]di͟ːre̱gjʊleɪt[/t]] deregulates, deregulating, deregulated VERB To deregulate something means to remove controls and regulations from it. [V n] ...the need to deregulate the US airline industry... [V n] Once wholesale prices are deregulated,… … English dictionary
deregulate — UK [diːˈreɡjʊleɪt] / US [dɪˈreɡjəˌleɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms deregulate : present tense I/you/we/they deregulate he/she/it deregulates present participle deregulating past tense deregulated past participle deregulated to take away the… … English dictionary
deregulate — verb Deregulate is used with these nouns as the object: ↑industry, ↑market … Collocations dictionary
deregulate — de•reg•u•late [[t]diˈrɛg yəˌleɪt[/t]] v. t. lat•ed, lat•ing gov+bus to halt or reduce government regulation of: to deregulate the airline industry[/ex] • Etymology: 1960–65 de•reg′u•la tor, n … From formal English to slang
deregulate — transitive verb see deregulation … New Collegiate Dictionary