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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).
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
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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.
liberalizer
noun [C] UK also liberaliser
He has presented himself as a liberaliser.
(Definition of liberalize from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “liberalize”
in Chinese (Simplified) 使自由化,使宽松,放宽…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使自由化,使寬鬆,放寬…
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