AskDefine | Define liberate

Dictionary Definition



1 give equal rights to; of women and minorities [syn: emancipate]
2 grant freedom to; free from confinement [syn: free, release, unloose, unloosen, loose] [ant: confine]
3 grant freedom to; "The students liberated their slaves upon graduating from the university" [syn: set free]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. to free; to release from restraint or bondage; to set at liberty; to manumit; to disengage
    to liberate a slave or prisoner
    to liberate the mind from prejudice
    to liberate gases
  2. transitive euphemism to steal or abscond with (something)
    The neighbor's garden gnome is so ugly, I'm tempted to liberate it for them.

Derived terms


to free
to steal or abscond with something



  1. second-person plural present tense of liberare
  2. second-person plural imperative of liberare

Extensive Definition

Liberation may refer to:
  • Liberty, the condition in which an individual has the ability to act according to his or her own will




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liberate in Spanish: Libération
liberate in French: Libération
liberate in Polish: Liberation
liberate in Russian: Liberation
liberate in Slovak: Oslobodenie

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