verb (used with object), de·reg·u·lat·ed, de·reg·u·lat·ing.
verb (used without object), de·reg·u·lat·ed, de·reg·u·lat·ing.
Related formsde·reg·u·la·tion, nounde·reg·u·la·tor, nounde·reg·u·la·to·ry [dee-reg-yuh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /diˈrɛg yə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjective
Examples from the Web for deregulate
This former Goldman Sachs partner has frustrated many progressives by working hard to deregulate Wall Street.
Their Reaganite Republican adversaries, by contrast, want to deregulate it radically.
One, deregulate everything so that banks can start placing bets agaist their own securities.
The former press secretary criticized GOP plans to increase tax cuts for the wealthy and deregulate banks and Wall Street.Sunday Talk’s 7 Best Moments: Mitch McConnell & More (Video)|The Daily Beast Video|July 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Should we fix the ratings agencies by regulating them more stringently, or do we need to deregulate and increase competition?