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lib·er·ate

liberate

 
pronunciation:
lI b reIt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: liberates, liberating, liberated
definition: to free or let out.
We liberated the hawk from its cage.
synonyms:
deliver, emancipate, free, release
antonyms:
imprison, seize, take
similar words:
acquit, loose, ransom, relieve, rescue, untie
derivations: liberation (n.), liberator (n.)
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The word liberate contains the following parts:
liber1 Latin root that means free
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-ate1 Latin verb-forming suffix that means to make, cause, do
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The suffix -ate primarily forms transitive verbs from Latin bases. Many -ate verbs were loanwords from Latin. Verbs ending in -ate combine with the suffix -ion to form nouns ending in -ation. These verbs also have corresponding agent nouns ending in -ator (navigator, dictator, elevator).