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verb [transitive] liberate pronunciation in British English /ˈlɪbəreɪt/
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present tense
present participleliberating
past tenseliberated
past participleliberated
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  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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 liberate pronunciation in British English /ˌlɪbəˈreɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]


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