Definition of liberate
2 : to free from combination liberate the gas by adding acid
3 : to take or take over illegally or unjustly material liberated from a nearby construction site — Thorne Dreyer
liberatorplay \ˈli-bə-ˌrā-tər\ noun
liberatoryplay \ˈli-b(ə-)rə-ˌtȯr-ē\ adjective
Examples of liberate in a Sentence
Rebels fought to liberate the country.
Soldiers liberated the hostages from their captors.
Laptop computers could liberate workers from their desks.
He was using materials that he had liberated from a construction site.
Recent Examples of liberate from the Web
Eastern Mosul, which is separated by the Tigris river from the western part of the city, was declared liberated from Islamic State in January.
French designer whose relaxed sweaters in berry-colored stripes and eye-popping motifs helped liberate women from stuffy suits.
Where towns once were wholly Sunni, there is a good chance that families that had no ties to the militants will be able to return after those communities have been liberated, aid agencies say.
Donald Trump entered Sunday night’s debate both lacerated and liberated.
The rejections are among numerous unintended consequences of the military’s generally successful push to liberate miles of territory that Boko Haram had held for months.
Women and children, some of over 40,000 concentration camp inmates liberated by the British, suffering from typhus, starvation and dysentery, huddle together in a barrack at Bergen-Belsen, Germany, in April 1945.
The five-speed manual transmission, liberated from a 528i, got into floorboard-rattling disagreements with the driveshaft.
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Origin and Etymology of liberate
Latin liberatus, past participle of liberare, from liber —see 1liberal
First Known Use: circa 1623
Synonym Discussion of liberate
LIBERATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of liberate for English Language Learners
: to free (someone or something) from being controlled by another person, group, etc.
: to give freedom or more freedom to (someone)
: to take or steal (something)
LIBERATE Defined for Kids
Definition of liberate for Students
: to set free
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