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Meaning of LIBERATE

Pronunciation:  'libu`reyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  grant freedom to; free from confinement
  2. [v]  grant freedom to; "The students liberated their slaves upon graduating from the university"
  3. [v]  give equal rights to; of women and minorities
 

LIBERATE is a 8 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: free, loose, release, set free, unloose, unloosen
 
 Antonyms: confine, detain
 
 See Also: affranchise, bail, bail out, change state, decolonise, decolonize, discharge, emancipate, enfranchise, manumit, parole, run, turn, unchain, unspell

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Lib"er*ate\ (-[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Liberated}
(-[=a]`t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Liberating}
(-[=a]`t[i^]ng).] [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.

Syn: To deliver; free; release. See {Deliver}.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: 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
 

 

 

 

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