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lib·er·al·ize

 (lĭb′ər-ə-līz′, lĭb′rə-)
v. lib·er·al·ized, lib·er·al·iz·ing, lib·er·al·iz·es
v.tr.
To make liberal or more liberal: "Our standards of private conduct have been greatly liberalized ... over recent years" (Meg Greenfield).
v.intr.
To become liberal or more liberal.

lib′er·al·i·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
lib′er·al·iz′er n.

liberalize

(ˈlɪbərəˌlaɪz; ˈlɪbrə-) or

liberalise

vb
to make or become liberal
ˌliberaliˈzation, ˌliberaliˈsation n
ˈliberalˌizer, ˈliberalˌiser n

lib•er•al•ize

(ˈlɪb ər əˌlaɪz, ˈlɪb rə-)

v.t., v.i. -ized, -iz•ing.
to make or become liberal.
[1765–75]
lib`er•al•i•za′tion, n.

liberalize


Past participle: liberalized
Gerund: liberalizing

Imperative
liberalize
liberalize
Present
I liberalize
you liberalize
he/she/it liberalizes
we liberalize
you liberalize
they liberalize
Preterite
I liberalized
you liberalized
he/she/it liberalized
we liberalized
you liberalized
they liberalized
Present Continuous
I am liberalizing
you are liberalizing
he/she/it is liberalizing
we are liberalizing
you are liberalizing
they are liberalizing
Present Perfect
I have liberalized
you have liberalized
he/she/it has liberalized
we have liberalized
you have liberalized
they have liberalized
Past Continuous
I was liberalizing
you were liberalizing
he/she/it was liberalizing
we were liberalizing
you were liberalizing
they were liberalizing
Past Perfect
I had liberalized
you had liberalized
he/she/it had liberalized
we had liberalized
you had liberalized
they had liberalized
Future
I will liberalize
you will liberalize
he/she/it will liberalize
we will liberalize
you will liberalize
they will liberalize
Future Perfect
I will have liberalized
you will have liberalized
he/she/it will have liberalized
we will have liberalized
you will have liberalized
they will have liberalized
Future Continuous
I will be liberalizing
you will be liberalizing
he/she/it will be liberalizing
we will be liberalizing
you will be liberalizing
they will be liberalizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been liberalizing
you have been liberalizing
he/she/it has been liberalizing
we have been liberalizing
you have been liberalizing
they have been liberalizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been liberalizing
you will have been liberalizing
he/she/it will have been liberalizing
we will have been liberalizing
you will have been liberalizing
they will have been liberalizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been liberalizing
you had been liberalizing
he/she/it had been liberalizing
we had been liberalizing
you had been liberalizing
they had been liberalizing
Conditional
I would liberalize
you would liberalize
he/she/it would liberalize
we would liberalize
you would liberalize
they would liberalize
Past Conditional
I would have liberalized
you would have liberalized
he/she/it would have liberalized
we would have liberalized
you would have liberalized
they would have liberalized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.liberalize - make liberal or more liberal, of laws and rules
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
liberalise, liberalize - become more liberal; "The laws liberalized after Prohibition"
decontrol - relax or remove controls of; "decontrol marijuana"
2.liberalize - become more liberal; "The laws liberalized after Prohibition"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
liberalize, liberalise - make liberal or more liberal, of laws and rules

liberalize

verb relax, ease, moderate, modify, stretch, soften, broaden, loosen, mitigate, slacken, ameliorate the decision to liberalize travel restrictions
Translations

liberalize

[ˈlɪbərəlaɪz] VTliberalizar

liberalize

[ˈlɪbərəlaɪz] liberalise (British) vtlibéraliser

liberalize

liberalize

[ˈlɪbrəˌlaɪz] vtliberalizzare
References in classic literature ?
Is it any better if the student, to avoid this offence, and to liberalize himself, aims to make a mechanical whole of history, or science, or philosophy, by a numerical addition of all the facts that fall within his vision?
DALLAS, May 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The European Union must liberalize its economy or face higher unemployment rates and slower economic growth, according to the May issue of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas' Economic Letter.
Policymakers need to liberalize financial systems so they will allocate capital to the projects with highest returns, regardless of sector.
With the same objective, regulators should review their authority to temporarily liberalize or suspend various regulations when such actions could contribute to the restoration of orderly markets or if compliance with such regulations may be unusually costly during a temporary disruption.
MANILA -- The Philippine bishops' social action arm has taken exception to advice on economic growth that the World Bank has offered the government, saying a recommendation to liberalize the mining does not adequately address environmental and human health.
Their analysis finds that "globalization favors all participants who liberalize, especially those who are newly industrializing, and penalizes those who choose not to liberalize, leaving them behind.
The posts ministry has drafted a proposal for a new public corporation slated to take over the state-run postal services in 2003 in which it urges the new entity to partially liberalize the mail service, ministry officials said Friday.
The plan reflects differences between C&W and the Government, which is moving to liberalize the telecom industry.
China will liberalize interest rates on large-sum foreign currency deposits effective Thursday in a first step to bring its banking system in line with international norms, the government said Wednesday.
The American Institute of CPAS endorsed a bill (S 1924) that would liberalize home office deductions.
It is the result of a major five-year study, undertaken by the World Bank which examines how market based developing countries have attempted to liberalize trade over the past four decades.
Henry's studies reveal that developing countries run into problems when they unwisely liberalize short-term debt.