I would enslave them even more and liberate men so they would start behaving like men again.
And we will liberate Chechnya and the entire Caucasus, God willing.
They died to liberate the French from a sinister and brutal occupation.
1620s, from Latin liberatus, past participle of liberare "set free," from liber "free" (see liberal). Meaning "to free an occupied territory from the enemy" (often used ironically) is from 1942. Related: Liberated; liberating.
To steal or appropriate, originally something in conquered enemy territory (WWII Army)