Definition of deregulate in English:



  • Remove regulations or restrictions from.

    ‘a law that would deregulate cable TV prices’
    • ‘After a state passes a law to deregulate the electric industry, the regulatory commission steps in to create the rules.’
    • ‘In the late 1990s, the industry was abuzz with plans to deregulate the markets and break up public monopolies.’
    • ‘And opportunities are expanding in newly deregulating industries such as cellular telecom and broadband, airlines, and port infrastructure.’
    • ‘That's been the case since the natural gas industry started deregulating a decade ago.’
    • ‘In 1821 liberals gained political power and the tobacco industry was likewise deregulated.’
    • ‘And in response to Government proposals to deregulate the gaming industry it welcomes plans to increase the age limit on certain forms of gambling.’
    • ‘In 1997 the petroleum products industry was deregulated to increase competition and benefits to customers.’
    • ‘Australia ended up deregulating its electric power industry, and I think they did a pretty good job.’
    • ‘She fears major supermarkets will bankrupt smaller traders if the market is deregulated.’
    • ‘On the one hand, we can further deregulate the labour market by allowing employees to opt out of entitlement regulations.’
    • ‘How successful the strategy is will depend on whether the industry is deregulated further.’
    • ‘Some reformers argue that the city should go further and completely deregulate the market, allowing anyone with a car to pick up passengers.’
    • ‘However, deregulating the labour market is politically difficult.’
    • ‘While the province says it has no intention of reversing its decision to deregulate the electricity industry, it is taking public input.’
    • ‘However, prices have risen by a quarter since the household market was fully deregulated at the beginning of the year.’
    • ‘It has been almost 20 years since the airline industry was deregulated in Canada.’
    • ‘Since the industry was deregulated, the number of cab owners in the country has risen from less than 4,000 to more than 14,000.’
    • ‘In 1988 the telecommunications industry was deregulated and competition was introduced.’
    • ‘The fuel market was deregulated last year, prompting a series of price hikes that were met with widespread protests.’
    • ‘Many warned about the consequences of deregulating an industry dominated by giant regional monopolies.’