liberally

[ lib-er-uh-lee, lib-ruh-lee ]
/ ˈlɪb ər ə li, ˈlɪb rə li /

adverb

in a way that is favorable to progress or reform, or that reflects the views of a political party advocating this: He voted a lot more liberally than he campaigned, which may have had something to do with his reelection loss.
in a way that is not bound by traditional or conventional ideas or values, especially prejudice or bigotry:Our goal is to be an intentionally open, intellectual, and liberally inclusive community.
in large amounts; generously; abundantly:Sprinkle liberally with paprika, sea salt, and chili oil.
in a way that is not strict, literal, or rigorous: This charter shall be liberally and broadly construed in favor of allowing the city to exercise its power.The story was liberally adapted from a popular Chinese folk tale.
in the liberal arts: What does it mean to be liberally educated in 21st-century America?

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