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Definition of "liberate" []

  • To set free, as from oppression, confinement, or foreign control. (verb-transitive)
  • Chemistry To release (a gas, for example) from combination. (verb-transitive)
  • Slang To obtain by illegal or stealthy action: tried to sell appliances that were liberated during the riot. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "liberate" in a sentence
  • "He used the word liberate, that this is going to liberate Arlen Specter to work with us on health care."
  • "But we were never the allies of the Athenians in their design of subjugating Hellas; we were really the allies of the Hellenes, whom we sought to liberate from the Persians."
  • "She delves into the language itself, a language she wants to liberate from the fetters of race."