liberalize

[ lib-er-uh-lahyz, lib-ruh- ]
/ ˈlɪb ər əˌlaɪz, ˈlɪb rə- /

verb (used with or without object), lib·er·al·ized, lib·er·al·iz·ing.

to make or become liberal.

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Also especially British, lib·er·al·ise .

Origin of liberalize

First recorded in 1765–75; liberal + -ize

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British Dictionary definitions for liberalize

liberalize

liberalise

/ (ˈlɪbərəˌlaɪz, ˈlɪbrə-) /

verb

to make or become liberal

Derived forms of liberalize

liberalization or liberalisation, nounliberalizer or liberaliser, noun
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