liberate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v liberate release (gas or energy) as a result of a chemical reaction or physical decomposition
    • v liberate grant freedom to; free from confinement
    • v liberate grant freedom to "The students liberated their slaves upon graduating from the university"
    • v liberate give equal rights to; of women and minorities
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Ever wonder how Swiss cheese is made? As the cheese ferments, a bacterial action generates gas. As the gas is liberated, it bubbles through the cheese, leaving all those holes.
    • v. t Liberate 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The football huddle started at Gallaudet University (the world's only accredited four-year liberal arts college for the deaf) in the 19th century when the football team found that opposing teams were reading their signed messages and intercepting their plays.
    • liberate To set free; release from restraint or bondage; deliver: as, to liberate a slave or a prisoner; to liberate the mind from the shackles of prejudice.
    • liberate To disengage; separate from something else: as, to liberate a gas from a solid. Synonyms, Enfranchise, Manumit, etc. (see emancipate); Release, etc. (see disengage); disenthrall, ransom, discharge, let go, turn loose.
    • n liberate In old English law, a writ issued out of Chancery for the payment of pensions and similar royal allowances; also, a writ issued to the sheriff for the delivery of land and goods taken upon forfeits of recognizance.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When Swiss cheese ferments, a bacterial action generates gas. As the gas is liberated, it bubbles through the cheese leaving holes. Cheese-makers call them "eyes."
    • v.t Liberate to set free: to release from restraint, confinement, or bondage
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Quotations

  • Elias Canetti
    Elias%20Canetti
    “Every decision is liberating, even if it leads to disaster. Otherwise, why do so many people walk upright and with open eyes into their misfortune?”
  • Brigitte Bardot
    Brigitte Bardot
    “Women get more unhappy the more they try to liberate themselves.”
  • Sister Corita Kent
    Sister Corita Kent
    “Women's liberation is the liberation of the feminine in the man and the masculine in the woman.”
  • Gloria Steinem
    Gloria%20Steinem
    “A liberated woman is one who has sex before marriage and a job after.”
  • Victor Hugo
    Victor%20Hugo
    “Liberation is not deliverance.”
  • The Siri Singh Sahib
    The Siri Singh Sahib
    “There is no liberation without labor... and there is no freedom which is free.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. liberatus, p. p. of liberare, to free, fr. liber, free. See Liberal (a.), and cf. Deliver
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. liberalis, befitting a freeman—liber, free, akin to libet, lubet, it pleases.

Usage

In literature:

Many of the great nobles, as has been seen in these pages, denounced the liberator and took sides with the tyrant.
"History of the United Netherlands, 1590-1599, Vol. III. Complete" by John Lothrop Motley
The 'Breakfast Table' was decidedly Liberal.
"The Way We Live Now" by Anthony Trollope
He's a great light there, is Lorne; and the Young Liberals, I hear are wanting him for chairman this year.
"The Imperialist" by (a.k.a. Mrs. Everard Cotes) Sara Jeannette Duncan
From early youth he devoted himself with great diligence and application to the study of eloquence, and the other liberal arts.
"The Lives Of The Twelve Caesars, Complete To Which Are Added, His Lives Of The Grammarians, Rhetoricians, And Poets" by C. Suetonius Tranquillus
The moment she floats, you are liberated.
"Springhaven" by R. D. Blackmore
Continue ceaselessly on your path to liberation through KRIYA, whose power lies in practice.
"Autobiography of a YOGI" by Paramhansa Yogananda
He sent Tom liberal private remittances to India, until the boy wrote to say that he wanted no more.
"The Newcomes" by William Makepeace Thackeray
This is a very liberal gift of yours; but your best plan will be to send it through your mother.
"My Novel, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Is it a la mode for the moment to be Liberal or anti-Liberal?
"The Parisians, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
In most constituencies, however, the Liberals triumphed more easily, and when the new Parliament met they were in a majority of more than a hundred.
"Lady John Russell"
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In poetry:

And being near his highness' heart,
He crav'd a wealthy boon,
A liberal gift, the which the king
Commanded to be done.
"The Life And Death Of Tom Thumb" by Anonymous British
Lord of his own paternal field,
His liberal dealt his store,
And call'd the stranger to his feast,
The beggar of his door.
"A Tale" by John Logan
Ask such to share my Sabine meal!
To twine the parsley classic!
For such to break the Manlian seal,
And liberate my Massic!
"The Reply Of Q. Horatius Flaccus To A Roman "Round-Robin"" by Alfred Austin
Here cant forgets his dreary tone,
And care his face forlorn;
The liberal air and sunshine laugh
The bigot's zeal to scorn.
"June On The Merrimac" by John Greenleaf Whittier
But, ye darling sons of Heaven,
Giving freely what was given;
You, whose liberal hands dispense
The blessings of benevolence:
"Inscription In A Beautiful Retreat Called Fairy Bower" by Hannah More
With beams December planets dart
His cold eye truth and conduct scanned,
July was in his sunny heart,
October in his liberal hand.
"Quatrains" by Ralph Waldo Emerson

In news:

The writer targets liberalism but misfires.
Liberators from the October 11, 1990 issue.
At the beginning of his essay "Liberators", Robert M Adams refers to an assassination attempt against de Gaulle .
The Associated Press This undated file image shows the main gate of the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz I in Poland, which was liberated by the Russians in January 1945.
ORANIENBURG, Germany, Dec 13— The 1945 liberation of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp just north of Berlin did not end its history as a place of misery and death.
A team of psychology and ethics researchers has published a study suggesting that liberal legal attitudes to assisted suicide do not increase the desire for death in patients with incurable diseases.
Barney Frank is not a wobbly moderate in a marginal district, but a liberal Democrat who has been supportive of the health care push.
Foundation strives to liberate the Internet from corporate and governmental interference.
Chief justice breached gap between court's conservative, liberal wings.
WHEREAS, for too long, beer-sharing, staff-crossover (we're looking at you, Rebecca Traister and Suzy Hansen) and mutual liberal head-nodding has taken place between the staffs of the New York Observer and Salon.com, and.
"Reality," Stephen Colbert once famously said, "has a well-known liberal bias.".
Tories accused of digging up dirt on 'Liberal' profs.
Although he faded at the finish, his outreach to younger, more liberal, and non-traditional voters has definitively shifted the GOP conversation.
A Colorado couple who both graduated from DePauw University have donated $25 million to the private liberal arts college to build a new dining hall and to endow need-based scholarships.
(AP) — A Colorado couple who both graduated from DePauw University have donated $25 million to the private liberal arts college to build a new dining hall and to endow need-based scholarships.
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In science:

Fig. 2 middle) and which are liberated in the final state.
Multiparticle Dynamics in the LHC Era
This is not a coincidence: these particles are either partons (mostly gluons) from the initial wavefunctions that have been liberated by the collision (via multiple short–range scattering among partons), or the products of their subsequent fragmentation.
Multiparticle Dynamics in the LHC Era
These gluons are liberated in a high–energy collision and they form the bulk of the ‘underlying event’ (UE) — the ensemble of radiation accompanying a hard parton–parton interaction and which are not directly associated with that interaction.
Multiparticle Dynamics in the LHC Era
After being liberated, the gluons can still evolve in the ‘final state’, via multiparticle interactions (which become important at high energies), fragmentation (radiation of new quanta), and hadronization.
Multiparticle Dynamics in the LHC Era
Another way to look at the extraordinary physics behind such events is to consider the energy which has to be liberated.
Does the speed of light depend upon the vacuum ?
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