Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To release from restraint or bondage; to set at liberty; to free; to manumit; to disengage;
liberatea slave or prisoner; to
liberatethe mind from prejudice; to
Syn. – To deliver; free; release. See
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To free; to release from restraint or bondage; to set at liberty; as, to liberate one from duress or imprisonment; to liberate the mind from the shackles of prejudice.
2.To manumit; as, to liberate a slave.
liberate (third-person singular simple present liberates, present participle liberating, simple past and past participle liberated)
- (transitive) To free; to release from restraint or bondage; to set at liberty; to manumit; to disengage.
- to liberate a slave or prisoner
- to liberate the mind from prejudice
- to liberate gases
- (transitive, euphemistic) To steal or abscond with (something).
- The neighbor's garden gnome is so ugly, I'm tempted to liberate it for them.
- liberate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- liberate in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911