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liberate

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Definition to set free — as from prison, political oppression, persecution, expectations...

In chemistry liberate can specifically mean to free something (such as a gas) from a compound through chemical reaction. Even more rarely, liberate is used in a humorous way as a synonym for stealing (taking without permission).
  • She works to liberate the religious minority from persecution.
liberate = set free
  • When I switched from ballet to modern dance, I felt liberated.
  • liberated = set free
  • She was in Paris when it was liberated from the Germans in 1944.
  • liberated = freed
  • She is a spokesperson for women's liberation in that country.
  • liberation = the act of being set free (from persecution, political oppression, or rigid social expectations)
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • She writes to liberate her readers from social conformity.
  • liberate = free
  • We decided that, if we were granted our lives until the liberation, we would not stay in Europe a day longer.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • liberation = the act of being set free
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • The invasion, liberation and freedom will come someday; yet England, not the occupied territories, will choose the moment.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • liberation = the act of being set free
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • They got hold of a radio, and on it they heard chatter from men liberating other camps, but no one came for them.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • liberating = setting free
  • Is this really the beginning of the long-awaited liberation?
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • liberation = the act of being set free
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • And they made good laws and kept the peace and saved good trees from being unnecessarily cut down, and liberated young dwarfs... from being sent to school
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • liberated = set free
  • The camp was liberated by British troops on April 12, 1945.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • liberated = set free
  • After Auschwitz was liberated by Russian troops, he was repatriated to Amsterdam by way of Odessa and Marseille.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • liberated = set free
  • "I was just in a great joy of complete release and liberation," he wrote in 1956, "that I was not guilty."
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • liberation = freedom
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • According to Pim and Mr. van Oaan, we're sure to be liberated before October 10.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • liberated = set free
  • Their line of reasoning boils down to this: England must fight, struggle and sacrifice its sons to liberate Holland and the other occupied countries.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • liberate = set free
  • Yesterday Churchill, Smuts, Eisenhower and Arnold visited the French villages that the British have captured and liberated.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • liberated = set free
  • The liberation we've all talked so much about, which still seems too good, too much of a fairy tale ever to come true?
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • liberation = the act of being set free
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Kano was a hero, but when the Americans came to liberate the camp, two of them tried to rip the insignia off his uniform.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • liberate = set free
  • Once he had felt liberated by it; now it felt forced.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • liberated = set free
  • After liberation and eight months in a hospital, Halloran went home to Cincinnati.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
liberation = being set free
(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)

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