Meaning of “liberalize” in the English Dictionary

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liberalizeverb [ T ]

UK usually liberalise uk /ˈlɪb.ər.əl.aɪz/ us /ˈlɪb.ər.əl.aɪz/

(Definition of “liberalize” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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).
noun [ U ] us /ˈlɪb·ər·əˌlɪz·əm/

She opposes liberalism and big-government solutions.
noun [ U ] us /ˌlɪb·ər·ə·ləˈzeɪ·ʃən/

political/trade liberalization

(Definition of “liberalize” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"liberalize" in Business English

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liberalizeverb [ T ]

Uk also liberalise uk /ˈlɪbərəlaɪz/ /-rəl-/ us /-ɚ-/

to allow more freedom in laws, systems, or opinions:

They will work with a view to further liberalize the investment regime.
noun [ C ] UK also liberaliser

He has presented himself as a liberaliser.

(Definition of “liberalize” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)