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lib·er·ate

 (lĭb′ə-rāt′)
tr.v. lib·er·at·ed, lib·er·at·ing, lib·er·ates
1. To set free, as from oppression, confinement, or foreign control.
2. Chemistry To release (a gas, for example) from combination.
3. Slang To obtain by illegal or stealthy action: tried to sell appliances that were liberated during the riot.

[Latin līberāre, līberāt-, from līber, free; see leudh- in Indo-European roots.]

lib′er·at′ing·ly adv.
lib′er·a′tor n.

liberate

(ˈlɪbəˌreɪt)
vb (tr)
1. to give liberty to; make free
2. (Chemistry) to release (something, esp a gas) from chemical combination during a chemical reaction
3. (Military) to release from occupation or subjugation by a foreign power
4. to free from social prejudices or injustices
5. euphemistic or facetious to steal
ˈliberˌator n

lib•er•ate

(ˈlɪb əˌreɪt)

v.t. -at•ed, -at•ing.
1. to set free, as from imprisonment.
2. to free (a nation or area) from control by a foreign or oppressive government.
3. to free (a group or individual) from social or economic constraints or discrimination, esp. arising from traditional role expectations or bias.
4. to disengage; set free from combination, as a gas.
5. Informal. to steal or take over illegally: The prisoners liberated a consignment of chocolates.
[1615–25; < Latin līberātus, past participle of līberāre to free, derivative of līber free]
lib′er•a`tor, n.
syn: See release.

liberate


Past participle: liberated
Gerund: liberating

Imperative
liberate
liberate
Present
I liberate
you liberate
he/she/it liberates
we liberate
you liberate
they liberate
Preterite
I liberated
you liberated
he/she/it liberated
we liberated
you liberated
they liberated
Present Continuous
I am liberating
you are liberating
he/she/it is liberating
we are liberating
you are liberating
they are liberating
Present Perfect
I have liberated
you have liberated
he/she/it has liberated
we have liberated
you have liberated
they have liberated
Past Continuous
I was liberating
you were liberating
he/she/it was liberating
we were liberating
you were liberating
they were liberating
Past Perfect
I had liberated
you had liberated
he/she/it had liberated
we had liberated
you had liberated
they had liberated
Future
I will liberate
you will liberate
he/she/it will liberate
we will liberate
you will liberate
they will liberate
Future Perfect
I will have liberated
you will have liberated
he/she/it will have liberated
we will have liberated
you will have liberated
they will have liberated
Future Continuous
I will be liberating
you will be liberating
he/she/it will be liberating
we will be liberating
you will be liberating
they will be liberating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been liberating
you have been liberating
he/she/it has been liberating
we have been liberating
you have been liberating
they have been liberating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been liberating
you will have been liberating
he/she/it will have been liberating
we will have been liberating
you will have been liberating
they will have been liberating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been liberating
you had been liberating
he/she/it had been liberating
we had been liberating
you had been liberating
they had been liberating
Conditional
I would liberate
you would liberate
he/she/it would liberate
we would liberate
you would liberate
they would liberate
Past Conditional
I would have liberated
you would have liberated
he/she/it would have liberated
we would have liberated
you would have liberated
they would have liberated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.liberate - give equal rights to; of women and minorities
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
2.liberate - grant freedom toliberate - grant freedom to; free from confinement
unspell - release from a spell
unchain - make free
bail - release after a security has been paid
run - set animals loose to graze
bail out - free on bail
parole - release a criminal from detention and place him on parole; "The prisoner was paroled after serving 10 years in prison"
3.liberate - grant freedom to; "The students liberated their slaves upon graduating from the university"
discharge, free - free from obligations or duties
affranchise, enfranchise - grant freedom to; as from slavery or servitude; "Slaves were enfranchised in the mid-19th century"
manumit, emancipate - free from slavery or servitude
decolonise, decolonize - grant independence to (a former colony); "West Africa was decolonized in the early 1960's"
4.liberate - release (gas or energy) as a result of a chemical reaction or physical decomposition
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
bring forth, generate - bring into existence; "The new manager generated a lot of problems"; "The computer bug generated chaos in the office"; "The computer generated this image"; "The earthquake generated a tsunami"

liberate

verb free, release, rescue, save, deliver, discharge, redeem, let out, set free, let loose, untie, emancipate, unchain, unbind, manumit How committed is the leadership to liberating its people from poverty?
jail, detain, imprison, lock up, confine, put away, intern, incarcerate, immure

liberate

verb
To set at liberty:
Slang: spring.
Idiom: let loose.
Translations
يُحَرِّر
osvobodit
befri
felszabadít
frelsa
išsivadavimasišvadavimasišvaduotojas
atbrīvot
osvoboditi

liberate

[ˈlɪbəreɪt] VT (= free) → liberar, libertar (from de) [+ prisoner, slave] → poner en libertad; [+ gas etc] → dejar escapar

liberate

[ˈlɪbəreɪt] vt
[+ city, country] → libérer
[+ hostage, prisoner] → libérer
[+ disadvantaged group] → libérer
to liberate sb from sth → libérer qn de qch

liberate

vt
(= free) prisoner, country, citybefreien; to liberate somebody from somethingjdn von etw befreien
gas etcfreisetzen

liberate

[ˈlɪbəˌreɪt] vtliberare
a liberated woman → una donna emancipata

liberate

(ˈlibəreit) verb
to set free. The prisoners were liberated by the new government.
libeˈration noun
ˈliberator noun
References in classic literature ?
I abhor artifice, particularly in children; it is my duty to show you that tricks will not answer: you will now stay here an hour longer, and it is only on condition of perfect submission and stillness that I shall liberate you then.
On the other hand, to liberate a suitor preferred by the Lady Rowena, as the events of the tournament, and indeed Wilfred's previous banishment from his father's house, had made matter of notoriety, was a pitch far above the flight of De Bracy's generosity.
I am helping to liberate those Manchester laborers who were my father's slaves.
The obscurity augmented the acuteness of his hearing; at the slightest sound he rose and hastened to the door, convinced they were about to liberate him, but the sound died away, and Dantes sank again into his seat.
When public opinion became strong in their favor, then grew up a custom of buying the services of a slave, for six or eight years, with a condition to liberate him at the end of the period.
There is no institution for whose history I have a deeper admiration; but I cannot honestly be ordained her minister, as my brothers are, while she refuses to liberate her mind from an untenable redemptive theolarty.
No sooner was Tardos Mors free than he turned his attention to another of the prisoners, while I set to work to liberate Mors Kajak.
They intended to let him die there, but Reuben intended to liberate him secretly.
He realised, what he had only read before, that art (for there was art in the manner in which he looked upon nature) might liberate the soul from pain.
I have made you a prisoner, you have followed me, to-day I liberate you, you fly back to your prince.
On the other hand, Pierre demanded that steps should be taken to liberate the serfs, which the steward met by showing the necessity of first paying off the loans from the Land Bank, and the consequent impossibility of a speedy emancipation.
cried the Wizard, in an angry tone, and at once began pulling down the rocks to liberate Jim and the piglets.