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liberate

verb

1 liberate

Give equal rights to; of women and minorities.

synonym: emancipate.

Dutch: emanciperen



2 liberate

Grant freedom to; free from confinement.

synonyms: free, loose, release, unloose, unloosen.

Roget 750: liberate, free; set free, set clear, set at liberty; render free, emancipate, release; enfranchise, affranchise; manumit; enlarge; disband, ... show more

Roget 970: acquit, exculpate, exonerate, clear; absolve, whitewash, assoil; discharge, release; liberate etc. 750.    reprieve, respite; ... show more

3 liberate

Grant freedom to:
— The students liberated their slaves upon graduating from the university.

synonym: set free.

Dutch: vrijmaken

4 liberate

Release (gas or energy) as a result of a chemical reaction or physical decomposition.

synonyms: free, release.


Moby thesaurus: affranchise, appropriate, cast off, clear, deliver, detach, disburden, discharge, disembarrass, disembroil, disencumber, disengage, disentangle, disenthrall, disinvolve, doff, ease, emancipate, enfranchise, extract ... show more.

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