liberate - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ˈlɪbəreɪt/
present tense
I/you/we/theyliberate
he/she/itliberates
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

derived words

liberation

 

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/ˌlɪbəˈreɪʃ(ə)n/
noun [uncountable]

liberator

noun [countable]
singularliberator
pluralliberators