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liberalize

verb [T] uk (UK usually liberalise)   /ˈlɪb.ər.əl.aɪz/ us    /-ɚ-/
to make laws, systems, or opinions less severe: They have plans to liberalize the prison system.
liberalization
noun [U] uk (UK usually liberalisation)   /ˌlɪb.ər.əl.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us    /-ɚ-/
Political reform and economic liberalization don't always go together.
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