verb (used with object), lib·er·at·ed, lib·er·at·ing.
Origin of liberate
Synonyms for liberate
Antonyms for liberate
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Historical Examples of liberative
While from the standpoint of what precedes it is a fulfilment, it is a liberative expansion with respect to what comes after.Human Nature and Conduct
And indeed even Janzen had momentarily shaken him by his fierce confidence in the theory of liberative Individualism.
The priests want Paris to repent and do penitence for its liberative work of truth and justice.
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.