liberation

noun
lib·​er·​a·​tion | \ ˌli-bə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce liberation (audio) \

Definition of liberation

1 : the act of liberating : the state of being liberated
2 : a movement seeking equal rights and status for a group women's liberation

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Other Words from liberation

liberationist \ ˌli-​bə-​ˈrā-​sh(ə-​)nist How to pronounce liberation (audio) \ noun

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Examples of liberation in a Sentence

The liberation of the city took weeks. the liberation of the slaves was one of the key results of the Civil War
Recent Examples on the Web Over the past 200 days, citizens have been empowered, uplifted, and compelled to pour into the streets and move together as one toward the common goal of Black liberation, which is true freedom for all. Katie Bain, Billboard, "How Inner City's New Music Video Honored Detroit's Techno History & Current Protests," 14 Dec. 2020 Fighting for freedom, fighting for justice, fighting for equity, fighting for the liberation of Black people is exhausting, time-consuming, painful work that will probably not end in my lifetime. cincinnati.com, "Help support quality local journalism like this.," 10 Dec. 2020 There were marches for women’s liberation, a sanitation strike, and against the Miss America pageant. John Mcdonnell, Washington Post, "What will future generations see when they look at images of 2020? Nine photographers capture a pandemic, an uprising and a country divided.," 1 Dec. 2020 Their legacy of liberty, private property, self-responsibility, and free enterprise comes from individual freedom, limited government, and prosperity resulting in the competitive liberation of free and voluntary marketplace. Phillip Molnar, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Econometer: What are you thankful for about the economy?," 27 Nov. 2020 Only after the liberation of France did Mr. Cordier discover who Rex had been. Alan Cowell, New York Times, "Daniel Cordier, French Resistance Hero, Is Dead at 100," 22 Nov. 2020 During the rocky transition from Nazi occupation after the Allied liberation of Europe and the fall of Nazi Germany in May 1945, Piller is tasked with sorting out the precious works of art seized from Nazi officers. Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, "Review: ‘The Last Vermeer’ squanders Guy Pearce and high-stakes art forgery," 19 Nov. 2020 During the rocky transition from Nazi occupation after the Allied liberation of Europe and fall of Hitler in May 1945, Piller is tasked with sorting out the precious artworks seized from Nazi officers. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Standard procedural path saps life out of ‘The Last Vermeer’ (review)," 19 Nov. 2020 During the rocky transition from Nazi occupation after the Allied liberation of Europe and fall of Hitler in May 1945, Piller is tasked with sorting out the precious artworks seized from Nazi officers. Katie Walsh, chicagotribune.com, "‘The Last Vermeer’ review: Showy courtroom drama saps mystery from tale of stolen art," 17 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of liberation

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of liberation was in the 15th century

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22 Jan 2021

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“Liberation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/liberation. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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liberation

noun
How to pronounce liberation (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of liberation

: the act or process of freeing someone or something from another's control : the act of liberating someone or something
: the removal of traditional social or sexual rules, attitudes, etc.

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