- to make or become liberal.
Also especially British, lib·er·al·ise.
Origin of liberalize
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Examples from the Web for liberalization
Liberalization, privatization, and modern telecommunications began to transform the business landscape.Hosni Mubarak's Final Tragedy
February 13, 2011
I think we made a very serious contribution to the liberalization of laws and attitudes.My Pal the Porn King
October 22, 2010
His vision for moving Mexico forward includes privatization, liberalization, and political freedom.Who's In, Who's Out at the G-20
The Daily Beast
September 22, 2009
Within the church two forces are working towards its liberalization.Introducing the American Spirit
Edward A. Steiner
In Europe for the last one hundred years, the tendency of all government has been liberalization.The Shadow On The Dial, and Other Essays
Now a congress which undertook the Liberalization of Germany would certainly not stop there.
These laws were not at all bad in themselves; they would have paved the way for a liberalization of Chinese society.A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]
It was enlargement, liberalization, extension of intellectual opportunity for man simply as man.The Library and Society
- to make or become liberal
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Word Origin and History for liberalization
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