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English definition of “liberate”

liberate

verb [T]     /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.Liberating, relaxing and releasing humorous to steal something: She liberated those spoons from a restaurant last week.Stealing liberator     /-eɪ.tər/ US  /-eɪ.t̬ɚ/ noun [C] People came out into the streets to welcome the liberators.Freedom to actOpportunity
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