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 for liberate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Liberate \Lib"er*ate\ (-[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Liberated
     (-[=a]`t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. Liberating
     (-[=a]`t[i^]ng).] [L. liberatus, p. p. of liberare to free,
     fr. liber free. See Liberal, a., and cf. Deliver.]
     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.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Syn: To deliver; free; release. See Deliver.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  liberate
      v 1: give equal rights to; of women and minorities [syn:
           emancipate, liberate]
      2: grant freedom to; free from confinement [syn: free,
         liberate, release, unloose, unloosen, loose] [ant:
         confine, detain]
      3: grant freedom to; "The students liberated their slaves upon
         graduating from the university" [syn: liberate, set free]
      4: release (gas or energy) as a result of a chemical reaction or
         physical decomposition [syn: release, free, liberate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  73 Moby Thesaurus words for "liberate":
     affranchise, appropriate, cast off, clear, deliver, detach,
     disburden, discharge, disembarrass, disembroil, disencumber,
     disengage, disentangle, disenthrall, disinvolve, doff, ease,
     emancipate, enfranchise, extract, extricate, free, free up, let go,
     let loose, let off, let out, loose, loosen, manumit, pilfer,
     purloin, ransom, recover, redeem, release, remove, rescue,
     retrieve, salvage, save, set at large, set at liberty, set free,
     steal, take, take off, unbar, unbind, unbolt, unbuckle, unbutton,
     unchain, unclasp, unclutter, undo, unfasten, unfetter, unglue,
     unlace, unlatch, unleash, unlock, unloose, unloosen, unscramble,
     unshackle, unsnarl, unstick, unstrap, untangle, untie,
     weigh anchor
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  LIBERATE, English practice. A writ which issues on lands, tenements, and 
  chattels, being returned under an extent on a statute staple, commanding the 
  sheriff to deliver them to the plaintiff, by the extent and appraisement 
  mentioned in the writ of extent, and in the sheriff's return thereto. See 
  Com dig. Statute Staple, D 6. 
  
  

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