liberalize


lib·er·al·ize

verb \ˈli-b(ə-)rə-ˌlīz\

: to make (something) less strict or more liberal

: to become less strict or more liberal

lib·er·al·izedlib·er·al·iz·ing

Full Definition of LIBERALIZE

transitive verb
:  to make liberal or more liberal
intransitive verb
:  to become liberal or more liberal
lib·er·al·i·za·tion \ˌli-b(ə-)rə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
lib·er·al·iz·er \ˈli-b(ə-)rə-ˌlī-zər\ noun

Examples of LIBERALIZE

  1. The country's immigration policies have begun to liberalize.

First Known Use of LIBERALIZE

1774

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