What does liberate mean?

Definitions for liberate
ˈlɪb əˌreɪtlib·er·ate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. emancipate, liberateverb

    give equal rights to; of women and minorities

  2. free, liberate, release, unloose, unloosen, looseverb

    grant freedom to; free from confinement

  3. liberate, set freeverb

    grant freedom to

    "The students liberated their slaves upon graduating from the university"

  4. release, free, liberateverb

    release (gas or energy) as a result of a chemical reaction or physical decomposition


  1. liberateverb

    to free; to release from restraint or bondage; to set at liberty; to manumit; to disengage

  2. liberateverb

    to steal or abscond with (something)

    The neighbor's garden gnome is so ugly, I'm tempted to liberate it for them.

  3. Etymology: From liberatus, past participle of liberare, from liber; see liberal.


  1. Liberate

    Liberate is a song by the American heavy metal band Disturbed. The song was released as the third and last single from their second studio album, Believe. The single peaked at number 21 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, number 4 in the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and number 22 in the Modern Rock Tracks chart.


  1. liberate

    To liberate is to set free from a situation, physical restraint or a system that limits or controls. This could involve freeing someone from imprisonment, slavery, or oppression. It can also refer to releasing or unburdening someone from restrictive beliefs, attitudes, or feelings. Liberation can be physical, emotional, mental, or social.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Liberateadjective

    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

Editors Contribution

  1. liberate

    To create fairness, justness, truth, the universes truth, knowing or understanding.

    Truth, justice and understanding liberates our soul.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 20, 2020  

  2. liberate

    To create freedom.

    They did liberate the truth to ensure their wedding went ahead as they loved each other with their heart and soul.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 24, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of liberate in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of liberate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of liberate in a Sentence

  1. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky:

    We don't have any other choice left but to move forward -- move to liberate all of our territories, we need to kick the invaders out of the Ukrainian regions. Though the width of the frontlines is as long as over 2,5000 km, we feel that we hold the strategic initiative.

  2. The White House:

    The Vice President pledged full U.S. support in these and other Iraqi efforts to liberate territory from ISIL, including the expedited provision of U.S. training and equipment to address the threat posed by ISIL's use of truck bombs.

  3. Hadi Al-Amiri:

    We don't need it and we won't need it, anyone who puts faith in the international coalition to liberate Iraq is putting their faith on a mirage. The people of Iraq will liberate this country and put an end to ISIS.

  4. Vladimir Norosov:

    We fought together, myself and my Polish brothers, how many people died fighting to liberate that country? What they are doing now is disgraceful.

  5. Sumner Redstone:

    I will soon be announcing legal steps to join with the Viacom Inc directors in our common cause to liberate my grandfather from Shari's clutches and protect my fellow trust beneficiaries and Sumner Redstone from her machinations.

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