Definition of liberate
- liberate the gas by adding acid
- material liberated from a nearby construction site
- —Thorne Dreyer
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.
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: 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)
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