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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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"
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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
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liberate

verb
To set at liberty:
Slang: spring.
Idiom: let loose.
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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
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liberate

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

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

[ˈlɪbəˌreɪt] vtliberare
a liberated woman → una donna emancipata
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

liberate

(ˈlibəreit) verb
to set free. The prisoners were liberated by the new government.
libeˈration noun
ˈliberator noun
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References in classic literature ?
"I ask it humbly of you, my Lord" said he; "sign the order for the liberation of Milady de Winter.
It was the whaleman who first broke through the jealous policy of the Spanish crown, touching those colonies; and, if space permitted, it might be distinctly shown how from those whalemen at last eventuated the liberation of Peru, Chili, and Bolivia from the yoke of Old Spain, and the establishment of the eternal democracy in those parts.
They were very courteous to me and said many kind and complimentary things, but what seemed to impress them most was that I had won the aid of the fierce Tharks in my campaign for the liberation of Dejah Thoris, and the relief of Helium.
Continuing to represent the liberation of the serfs as impracticable, he arranged for the erection of large buildings- schools, hospitals, and asylums- on all the estates before the master arrived.
He told us at random of the attack on the windmills and the flocks of sheep, of the night in the valley of the fulling-mills with their trip-hammers, of the inn and the muleteers, of the tossing of Sancho in the blanket, of the island that was given him to govern, and of all the merry pranks at the duke's and duchess's, of the liberation of the galley-slaves, of the capture of Mambrino's helmet, and of Sancho's invention of the enchanted Dulcinea, and whatever else there was wonderful and delightful in the most wonderful and delightful book in the world.
While we have no doubt of that, or that a proper use of it would procure the poor lad's immediate pardon and liberation, we have a great doubt whether it would, by itself, enable us to reach Quilp, the chief agent in this villany.
I saw him, from the midst of my act, meet it with a divination, and on the perception that even now he only guessed, and that the window was still to his own eyes free, I let the impulse flame up to convert the climax of his dismay into the very proof of his liberation. "No more, no more, no more!" I shrieked, as I tried to press him against me, to my visitant.
"The order of imprisonment came from high authority, and the order for his liberation must proceed from the same source; and, as Napoleon has scarcely been reinstated a fortnight, the letters have not yet been forwarded."
He lived through his seven years there, and when he came out did so in another name and went abroad on the morning of the day of his liberation."
About ten days before my liberation, I was thunderstruck at receiving a visit from my sister's mahogany-colored husband, Mr.
Women are the natural enemies of clocks, and, therefore, the allies of those who would seek liberation from these monsters that measure our follies and limit our pleasures.
I am horrible, I am horrible." And old de Barral, scared, tired, bewildered by the extraordinary shocks of his liberation, swayed over and actually leaned his head on her shoulder, as if sorrowing over his regained freedom.