[lib-er-uh-lahyz, lib-ruh-] /ˈlɪb ər əˌlaɪz, ˈlɪb rə-/
verb (used with or without object), liberalized, liberalizing.
to make or become .
to make or become liberal
1774, from liberal (adj.) + -ize. Related: Liberalized; liberalizing.
[lib-er-uh l, lib-ruh l] /ˈlɪb ər əl, ˈlɪb rəl/ adjective 1. favorable to progress or reform, as in political or religious affairs. 2. (often initial capital letter) noting or pertaining to a political party advocating measures of progressive political reform. 3. of, pertaining to, based on, or advocating , especially the freedom of the individual […]
noun 1. a political party in Great Britain, formed about 1830 as a fusion of Whigs and Radicals and constituting one of the dominant British parties in the 19th and early part of the 20th centuries. noun 1. one of the former major political parties in Britain; in 1988 merged with the Social Democratic Party […]
- Liberal studies
noun 1. (functioning as sing) (Brit) a supplementary arts course for those specializing in scientific, technical, or professional studies
- Liberal unionist
noun 1. a Liberal who opposed Gladstone’s policy of Irish Home Rule in 1886 and after