Definitions for liberateˈlɪb əˌreɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
lib•er•ate*ˈlɪb əˌreɪt(v.t.)-at•ed, -at•ing.
to set free, as from imprisonment.
to free (a nation or area) from control by a foreign or oppressive government.
Category: Common Vocabulary
to free (a group or individual) from social or economic constraints or discrimination, esp. arising from traditional role expectations or bias.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Sociology
to disengage; set free from combination, as a gas.
Informal. to steal or take over illegally:
The prisoners liberated a consignment of chocolates.
Category: Status (usage)
* Syn: See release.
Origin of liberate:
1615–25; < L līberātus, ptp. of līberāre to free, der. of līber free
give equal rights to; of women and minorities
free, liberate, release, unloose, unloosen, loose(verb)
grant freedom to; free from confinement
liberate, set free(verb)
grant freedom to
"The students liberated their slaves upon graduating from the university"
release, free, liberate(verb)
release (gas or energy) as a result of a chemical reaction or physical decomposition
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to set free
Troops marched in and liberated the city.
to make it possible for sb to do what they want to do
As a musician he felt punk music liberated him.
to free; to release from restraint or bondage; to set at liberty; to manumit; to disengage
to steal or abscond with (something)
The neighbor's garden gnome is so ugly, I'm tempted to liberate it for them.
Origin: From liberatus, past participle of liberare, from liber; see liberal.
to release from restraint or bondage; to set at liberty; to free; to manumit; to disengage; as, to liberate a slave or prisoner; to liberate the mind from prejudice; to liberate gases
Translations for liberate
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to set free
The prisoners were liberated by the new government.
- libertarPortuguese (BR)
- liberar, poner en libertadSpanish
- آزاد کردنFarsi
- मुक्त करनाHindi
- 자유롭게 하다Korean
- išvaduoti, paleistiLithuanian
- vrijlaten, bevrijdenDutch
- sette fri, befriNorwegian
- آزاد کردنPersian
- a eliberaRomanian
- serbest bırakmakTurkish
- 解放, 釋放Chinese (Trad.)
- звільняти, визволятиUkrainian
- آزاد کرناUrdu
- giải phóngVietnamese
- 解放，释放Chinese (Simp.)
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