liberates|liberated|liberating'lɪbəreɪt verb +give equal rights to; of women and minorities +grant freedom to; free from confinement +grant freedom to
1 (set) free, release, set at liberty, disenthral, emancipate, manumit, deliver, enfranchise, (let) loose, let go, let out, let off:
When the enemy retreated, the army liberated the prisoners of war. After her divorce, she felt like a liberated woman
2 steal, pilfer, purloin, take, appropriate:
She was caught liberating some books from the library.
Advanced English Dictionary
+verb[VN] 1 ~ sb/sth (from sb/sth) to free a country or a person from the control of sb else: The city was liberated by the advancing army. 2 ~ sb (from sth) to free sb from sth that restricts their enjoyment of life: Writing poetry liberated her from the routine of everyday life. liberation noun [U, sing.]: a war of liberation + liberation from poverty + women's liberation liberator noun
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