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"liberalize" in British English

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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 ​prisonsystem (= make it less ​severe).
  • liberalize verb [I/T] (BE POLITICALLY LIBERAL)

to make new ​laws when ​necessary because of ​changingconditions and to ​depend on the ​government to ​providesocialservices: [T] efforts to liberalize the nation's ​immigrationlaws. (= 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
(Definition of liberalize from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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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 ​investmentregime.
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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