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liberate

[ lib-uh-reyt ]
/ 藞l瑟b 蓹藢re瑟t /
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verb (used with object), lib路er路at路ed, lib路er路at路ing.
to set free, as from imprisonment or bondage.
to free (a nation or area) from control by a foreign or oppressive government.
to free (a group or individual) from social or economic constraints or discrimination, especially arising from traditional role expectations or bias.
to disengage; set free from combination, as a gas.
Slang. to steal or take over illegally: The soldiers liberated a consignment of cigarettes.
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Origin of liberate

First recorded in 1615鈥25; from Latin l墨ber膩tus (past participle of l墨ber膩re 鈥渢o free鈥), equivalent to l墨ber膩- verb stem + -tus past participle suffix. See liberal, -ate1

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1. See release.

OTHER WORDS FROM liberate

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British Dictionary definitions for liberate

liberate
/ (藞l瑟b蓹藢re瑟t) /

verb (tr)
to give liberty to; make free
to release (something, esp a gas) from chemical combination during a chemical reaction
to release from occupation or subjugation by a foreign power
to free from social prejudices or injustices
euphemistic, or facetious to steal

Derived forms of liberate

liberator, noun
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