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  1. liberate

    • IPA[ˈlibəˌrāt]

    美式

    • v.
      set (someone) free from a situation, especially imprisonment or slavery, in which their liberty is severely restricted;free (a country, city, or people) from enemy occupation
    • verb: liberate, 3rd person present: liberates, gerund or present participle: liberating, past tense: liberated, past participle: liberated

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. set (someone) free from a situation, especially imprisonment or slavery, in which their liberty is severely restricted the serfs had been liberated
    • free (a country, city, or people) from enemy occupation twelve months earlier Paris had been liberated
    • release (someone) from a state or situation that limits freedom of thought or behavior the use of computers can liberate students from the constraints of disabilities
    • free (someone) from rigid social conventions, especially those concerned with accepted sexual roles ways of working politically that liberate women
    • steal (something) the drummer's wearing a beret he's liberated from Lord knows where
    • release (gas, energy, etc.) as a result of chemical reaction or physical decomposition energy liberated by the annihilation of matter