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Meaning of LIBERATE

Pronunciation:  'libu`reyt

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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

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

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