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liberate

lib·er·ate

liberate

 
pronunciation:
lI b reIt
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: liberated, liberates, liberating
definition 1: to free or release, esp. from bondage, oppression, or captivity.
Troops liberated the prisoners in the camps at the war's end.She felt constrained at home, but going back to school liberated her.After we'd each caught several lightning bugs in our jars, we liberated them all at once.
synonyms:
deliver, emancipate, enfranchise, free, manumit, release, spring, unfetter
antonyms:
enslave, imprison, seize, subjugate, take
similar words:
acquit, amnesty, extricate, loose, ransom, relieve, rescue, untie, unyoke
definition 2: (informal) to steal or loot, esp. in wartime.
Some of the guys liberated the wine cellar of the old hotel.
synonyms:
appropriate, loot, plunder, snatch
similar words:
lift, pilfer, pillage, pocket, raid, snitch
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derivations: liberation (n.), liberator (n.)
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