Lib·er·ate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Liberated p. pr. & vb. n. Liberating ] To release from restraint or bondage; to set at liberty; to free; to manumit; to disengage; as, to liberate a slave or prisoner; to liberate the mind from prejudice; to liberate gases.
Syn: -- To deliver; free; release. See Deliver.
v 1: give equal rights to; of women and minorities [syn: emancipate]
2: grant freedom to; free from confinement [syn: free, release,
unloose, unloosen, loose] [ant: confine]
3: grant freedom to; "The students liberated their slaves upon
graduating from the university" [syn: set free]