liberate ( liberates 3rd person present) ( liberating present participle) ( liberated past tense & past participle )
1 verb To liberate a place or the people in it means to free them from the political or military control of another country, area, or group of people.
They planned to march on and liberate the city... V n
...a mass liberation movement.
2 verb To liberate someone from something means to help them escape from it or overcome it, and lead a better way of life.
He asked how committed the leadership was to liberating its people from poverty. V n from n, Also V n
If you have the chance to spill your problems out to a therapist it can be a very liberating experience.
...the women's liberation movement.
3 verb To liberate a prisoner means to set them free.
The government is devising a plan to liberate prisoners held in detention camps. V n
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