- to make or become liberal.
Also especially British, lib·er·al·ise.
Origin of liberalize
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Examples from the Web for liberalise
Macaulay did much to enlarge and liberalise the conception of history.The Age of Tennyson</p>
Everything is done to captivate, and to liberalise in appearance, a system essentially despotic.Diary in America, Series One
Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
It has been lately used by Mr. Dugald Stewart, “to liberalise the views.”Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)
- to make or become liberal
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Word Origin and History for liberalise
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