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v. lib·er·al·ized, lib·er·al·iz·ing, lib·er·al·iz·es
To make liberal or more liberal: "Our standards of private conduct have been greatly liberalized ... over recent years" (Meg Greenfield).
To become liberal or more liberal.
lib′er·al·i·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
liberalize(ˈlɪbərəˌlaɪz; ˈlɪbrə-) or
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.
Past participle: liberalized
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|Verb||1.||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"
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"