liberate

[lib-uh-reyt]
verb (used with object), liberated, liberating.
1.
to set free, as from imprisonment or bondage.
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, especially arising from traditional role expectations or bias.
4.
to disengage; set free from combination, as a gas.
5.
Slang. to steal or take over illegally: The soldiers liberated a consignment of cigarettes.

Origin:
1615–25; < Latin līberātus (past participle of līberāre to free), equivalent to līberā- verb stem + -tus past participle suffix. See liberal, -ate1

liberative, liberatory [lib-er-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , adjective
liberator, noun
preliberate, verb (used with object), preliberated, preliberating.
reliberate, verb (used with object), reliberated, reliberating.
unliberated, adjective


1. deliver, unfetter, disenthrall, loose. See release.


1. imprison; enthrall.
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liberate (ˈlɪbəˌreɪt)
 
vb
1.  to give liberty to; make free
2.  to release (something, esp a gas) from chemical combination during a chemical reaction
3.  to release from occupation or subjugation by a foreign power
4.  to free from social prejudices or injustices
5.  euphemistic, facetious or to steal
 
'liberator
 
n

liberated (ˈlɪbəˌreɪtɪd)
 
adj
1.  given liberty; freed; released
2.  released from occupation or subjugation by a foreign power
3.  (esp in feminist theory) not bound by traditional sexual and social roles

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liberate
1620s, from L. liberatus, pp. of liberare "set free," from liber "free" (see liberal). Meaning "to free an occupied territory from the enemy" (often used ironically) is from 1944.
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Example sentences
It provided a cheap source of calories and was easy to cultivate, so it
  liberated workers from the land.
The liberated segments then start spiraling toward the surface.
The idea that our brains were liberated to grow by availability of cooked foods
  is backwards.
As chance would have it, she married the officer who liberated her.
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