verb (used with object), lib·er·at·ed, lib·er·at·ing.
Origin of liberate
Examples from the Web for liberate
And we will liberate Chechnya and the entire Caucasus, God willing.ISIS Is Putin’s Problem, Too, and This Chechen Is One Reason Why.|Anna Nemtsova|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I would enslave them even more and liberate men so they would start behaving like men again.What Joan Rivers Said She Would Do If She Were Dictator of America|Asawin Suebsaeng|September 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
During the conflict to liberate Kuwait, Egypt contributed the fourth-largest contingent of troops to the international coalition.Let's Get Real: Washington Can't Walk Away From Cairo|Frank G. Wisner|May 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They participated in the struggle to liberate India in language borrowed from or revitalized by their rulers.
As much as the reality of death frightens, it can also liberate.New Year’s Reading List: Books to Transform Your Sad Life|David Masciotra|January 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Be of good heart, as she is making all possible exertions to liberate you.Colin Clink, Volume II (of III)|Charles Hooton
"If that bull-headed butcher would have joined me, I would have liberated him as I am about to liberate you," pursued Herne.Windsor Castle|William Harrison Ainsworth
What would have escaped up a chimney as carbonic-acid gas is confined here as a solid, and fire can yet liberate it.Trees Worth Knowing|Julia Ellen Rogers
Charles Stevens, with chisel and hammer, quickly cut the chains of his mother and hastened to liberate Cora.The Witch of Salem|John R. Musick
The object of the expedition, as has been shown, was to ride into Richmond and liberate the prisoners.Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman|J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
British Dictionary definitions for liberate
Word Origin and History for liberate
1620s, from Latin liberatus, past participle of liberare "set free," from liber "free" (see liberal). Meaning "to free an occupied territory from the enemy" (often used ironically) is from 1942. Related: Liberated; liberating.