- 1liberate somebody/something (from somebody/something) to free a country or a person from the control of someone else The city was liberated by the advancing army.
- 2liberate somebody (from something) to free someone from something that restricts their enjoyment of life Writing poetry liberated her from the routine of everyday life.
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NAmE//ˈlɪbəˌreɪt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they liberate
he / she / it liberates
past simple liberated
-ing form liberating
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NAmE//ˌlɪbəˈreɪʃn//noun [uncountable, singular] a war of liberation liberation from poverty women's liberation
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