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Verb (transitive)


liberatev. t. [L. liberatus, p. p. of liberare to free, fr. liber free. See Liberal, a., and cf. Deliver.].
     To release from restraint or bondage; to set at liberty; to free; to manumit; to disengage; as, to liberate a slave or prisoner; to liberate the mind from prejudice; to liberate gases.  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- To deliver; free; release. See Deliver.


liberate, v.tr.
1 (often foll. by from) set at liberty, set free.
2 free (a country etc.) from an oppressor or an enemy occupation.
3 (often as liberated adj.) free (a person) from rigid social conventions, esp. in sexual behaviour.
4 sl. steal.
5 Chem. release (esp. a gas) from a state of combination.

liberator n.
L liberare liberat- f. liber free



affranchise, appropriate, cast off, clear, deliver, detach, disburden, discharge, disembarrass, disembroil, disencumber, disengage, disentangle, disenthrall, disinvolve, doff, ease, emancipate, enfranchise, extract, extricate, free, free up, let go, let loose, let off, let out, loose, loosen, manumit, pilfer, purloin, ransom, recover, redeem, release, remove, rescue, retrieve, salvage, save, set at large, set at liberty, set free, steal, take, take off, unbar, unbind, unbolt, unbuckle, unbutton, unchain, unclasp, unclutter, undo, unfasten, unfetter, unglue, unlace, unlatch, unleash, unlock, unloose, unloosen, unscramble, unshackle, unsnarl, unstick, unstrap, untangle, untie, weigh anchor




VB liberate, free, set free, set clear, set at liberty, render free, emancipate, release, enfranchise, affranchise, manumit, enlarge, disband, discharge, disenthrall, disenthral, dismiss, let go, let loose, loose, let out, let slip, cast adrift, turn adrift, deliver, absolve, unfetter &c, untie, loose, loosen, relax, unbolt, unbar, unclose, uncork, unclog, unhand, unbind, unchain, unharness, unleash, disengage, disentangle, clear, extricate, unloose, gain one's liberty, obtain one's liberty, acquire one's liberty, get rid of, get clear of, deliver oneself from, shake off the yoke, slip the collar, break loose, break prison, tear asunder one's bonds, cast off trammels, escape.


VB acquit, exculpate, exonerate, clear, absolve, whitewash, assoil, discharge, release, liberate, reprieve, respite, pardon, let off, let off scot- free, drop the charges, plea bargain, strike a deal, no-cause (in civil suits), get no-caused.

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