Antonyms for liberate

Grammar : Verb
Spell : lib-uh-reyt
Phonetic Transcription : ˈlɪb əˌreɪt

Definition of liberate

Origin :
  • 1620s, from Latin liberatus, past participle of liberare "set free," from liber "free" (see liberal). Meaning "to free an occupied territory from the enemy" (often used ironically) is from 1942. Related: Liberated; liberating.
  • verb give freedom
Example sentences :
  • I want to liberate Englishmen so far as I can from the tyranny of Shakespeare's greatness.
  • Extract from : « The Man Shakespeare » by Frank Harris
  • As it was, he attempted to liberate a people which did not feel its slavery.
  • Extract from : « A Dish Of Orts » by George MacDonald
  • In 1808 a corps of 10,000 men destined to liberate Portugal was placed under his charge.
  • Extract from : « Self-Help » by Samuel Smiles
  • You wish me to liberate David Rossi and leave you to deal with him?
  • Extract from : « The Eternal City » by Hall Caine
  • Liberate their conscience from the materialism by which it is weighed down.
  • Extract from : « Italy, the Magic Land » by Lilian Whiting
  • Not as adept as you in turning heaven and earth to liberate an innocent man.
  • Extract from : « The Harbor of Doubt » by Frank Williams
  • It could liberate us two from this cave before it was too late.
  • Extract from : « Romance » by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  • The first thing to do was not to liberate you but to get you into his keeping.
  • Extract from : « The Rescue » by Joseph Conrad
  • He fell back, and with the bar Ralph set to work to liberate himself.
  • Extract from : « For the Liberty of Texas » by Edward Stratemeyer
  • I mentioned that I would attempt to liberate it if ever there was need?
  • Extract from : « Invaders from the Infinite » by John Wood Campbell

Synonyms for liberate

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