Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of liberare, from liber; LIBERTY


lib‧e‧rate [transitive]
1 to free someone from feelings or conditions that make their life unhappy or difficult
liberate somebody from something
women's freedom to pursue careers liberated from childcare
the liberating power of education
2 to free prisoners, a city, a country etc from someone's control:
A few days later, our armies liberated the city.
liberation noun [uncountable]
liberation from oppression
the liberation of Paris in August 1944
liberator noun [countable]

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