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verb [transitive]     liberate pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participleliberating
past tenseliberated
past participleliberated
  1. 1
    to make a place or the people in it free from soldiers who have been controlling it
    1. a.
      formal to take someone out of prison
  2. 2
    to give someone the freedom to do what they want, for example by taking them out of a situation in which their behaviour is controlled

    People thought technology had the power to liberate them from hard work.

  3. 3
    humorous to steal something

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     liberation pronunciation in British English
/ˌlɪbəˈreɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]


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