liberalize Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
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liberalizeverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈlɪb·ər·əˌlɑɪz/

liberalize verb [I/T] (BE SOCIALLY LIBERAL)

to allow many different types of beliefs or behavior, or to allow for changes in the way things are done: [T] They have plans to liberalize the prison system (= make it less severe).

liberalize verb [I/T] (BE POLITICALLY LIBERAL)

to make new laws when necessary because of changing conditions and to depend on the government to provide social services: [T] efforts to liberalize the nation's immigration laws. (= make it easier for someone from another country to become a citizen).
liberalism
noun [U]  us   /ˈlɪb·ər·əˌlɪz·əm/
She opposes liberalism and big-government solutions.
liberalization
noun [U]  us   /ˌlɪb·ər·ə·ləˈzeɪ·ʃən/
political/trade liberalization
Translations of “liberalize”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使自由化,使寬鬆,放寬…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使自由化,使宽松,放宽…
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