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liberate

verb [T] uk   /ˈlɪb.ər.eɪt/ us    /-ɚ.eɪt/
to help someone or something to be free: They said they sent troops in to liberate the people/the country from a dictator. humorous to steal something: She liberated those spoons from a restaurant last week.
liberator
noun [C] uk   /-eɪ.tər/ us    /-eɪ.t̬ɚ/
People came out into the streets to welcome the liberators.
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