[lib-uh-reyt] /ˈlɪb əˌreɪt/
verb (used with object), liberated, liberating.
to set free, as from imprisonment or bondage.
to free (a nation or area) from control by a foreign or oppressive government.
to free (a group or individual) from social or economic constraints or discrimination, especially arising from traditional role expectations or bias.
to disengage; set free from combination, as a gas.
Slang. to steal or take over illegally:
The soldiers liberated a consignment of cigarettes.
to give liberty to; make free
to release (something, esp a gas) from chemical combination during a chemical reaction
to release from occupation or subjugation by a foreign power
to free from social prejudices or injustices
(euphemistic or facetious) to steal
1620s, from Latin liberatus, past participle of liberare “set free,” from liber “free” (see liberal). Meaning “to free an occupied territory from the enemy” (often used ironically) is from 1942. Related: Liberated; liberating.
To steal or appropriate, originally something in conquered enemy territory (WWII Army)
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[lahy-beer-ee-uh] /laɪˈbɪər i ə/ noun 1. a republic in W Africa: founded by freed American slaves 1822. About 43,000 sq. mi. (111,000 sq. km). Capital: Monrovia. /laɪˈbɪərɪə/ noun 1. a republic in W Africa, on the Atlantic: originated in 1822 as a home for freed Afro-American slaves, with land purchased by the American Colonization Society; […]
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[lahy-beer-ee-uh] /laɪˈbɪər i ə/ noun 1. a republic in W Africa: founded by freed American slaves 1822. About 43,000 sq. mi. (111,000 sq. km). Capital: Monrovia. /laɪˈbɪərɪən/ adjective 1. of or relating to Liberia or its inhabitants noun 2. a native or inhabitant of Liberia /laɪˈbɪərɪə/ noun 1. a republic in W Africa, on the […]