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liberalize

[lib-er-uh-lahyz, lib-ruh-] /ˈlɪb ər əˌlaɪz, ˈlɪb rə-/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), liberalized, liberalizing.
1.
to make or become liberal.
Also, especially British, liberalise.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75; liberal + -ize
Related forms
liberalization, noun
liberalizer, noun
overliberalization, noun
overliberalize, verb, overliberalized, overliberalizing.
unliberalized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for liberalize

liberalize

/ˈlɪbərəˌlaɪz; ˈlɪbrə-/
verb
1.
to make or become liberal
Derived Forms
liberalization, liberalisation, noun
liberalizer, liberaliser, noun
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Word Origin and History for liberalize
v.

1774, from liberal (adj.) + -ize. Related: Liberalized; liberalizing.

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