verb (used with object)
, liberated, liberating.
to set free, as from imprisonment or bondage.
to free (a nation or area) from control by a foreign or oppressive government.
to free (a group or individual) from social or economic constraints or discrimination, especially arising from traditional role expectations or bias.
to disengage; set free from combination, as a gas.
to steal or take over illegally:
The soldiers liberated a consignment of cigarettes.
< Latin līberātus
(past participle of līberāre
to free), equivalent to līberā-
verb stem + -tus
past participle suffix. See liberal
liberative, liberatory [lib-er-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈlɪb ər əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ Show IPA, adjectiveliberator, nounpreliberate, verb (used with object), preliberated, preliberating.reliberate, verb (used with object), reliberated, reliberating.unliberated, adjective
deliver, unfetter, disenthrall, loose. See release