Definition of liberation in English:

liberation

noun

mass noun
  • 1The action of setting someone free from imprisonment, slavery, or oppression; release.

    ‘the liberation of all political prisoners’
    • ‘But she had no influence on Denise's photographic destiny, which took a decisive turn at the liberation of Paris.’
    • ‘We heard the president of the United States say just a few minutes ago that the liberation of Iraq will make the world more peaceful.’
    • ‘She had earlier lived and worked in Poland following the liberation from communism.’
    • ‘It marked the 24th anniversary of the liberation of South Vietnam.’
    • ‘The President is not "an ordinary civil servant like others"; he is the greatest contributor to the liberation of this country.’
    • ‘They had been raised on edifying tales of Greek tyrannicides that always ended in the liberation of the city.’
    • ‘And whats the future for the movement for Palestinian liberation?’
    • ‘Jackson was greatly influenced by having visited Buchenwald shortly after its liberation.’
    • ‘The administration decided that the liberation of Iraq was a legitimate national-security objective.’
    • ‘The liberation of Kabul led to a decision to re-open the UK diplomatic mission.’
    • ‘The protesters were torn about the "liberation" of the Iraqi people.’
    • ‘After the liberation in 1944, many of the key figures in the regime were tried, and some were executed.’
    • ‘These princes of Transylvania, as well as their successors in the following century, were all eager to prepare the liberation of Hungary from both Germans and Turks.’
    • ‘They firmly oppose the national liberation of the oppressed Balkan peoples.’
    • ‘The main goal of the committees was to prepare and organise an uprising, which would ultimately lead to the liberation of Bulgaria from Ottoman rule.’
    • ‘He pressed on with preparations to take over the work of government when the liberation of France took place.’
    • ‘It is a prodigious warning to the privileged classes, rather than a means of liberation for the exploited classes.’
    • ‘The Red Army triumphed after 12 days of fighting in one of the pivotal battles in the allied liberation of the Balkans.’
    • ‘His presence was therefore an inspiration to his soldiers, and with his role in the liberation of Bulgaria from the Turks, he achieved great popularity both there and in Russia.’
    freeing, release, discharge, deliverance, salvation, rescue, relief, extrication, setting free
    freedom, equality, equal rights, non-discrimination, emancipation, enfranchisement, independence
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    1. 1.1 Freedom from limits on thought or behaviour.
      ‘the struggle for women's liberation’
      • ‘The author's presentation of freedom of choice informed by critical thinking furnishes a sense of liberation.’
      • ‘Consumerism is not just a market force, it is also a force for individual liberation.’
      • ‘Married herself to "a famous bore", Nancy led a miserable life until an affair with a Free French colonel beckoned her to Paris and sexual and artistic liberation.’
      • ‘Jefferson had always stood for personal liberation, Adams for setting limits.’
      • ‘We have male allies, people who really do care about liberation for everyone.’
      • ‘By giving an example of liberation, folks like this Hollywood couple feel they are performing a service to humanity.’
      • ‘She has not lost her passion for women's liberation; nor has she abandoned her analysis of patriarchy.’
      • ‘Its sense of liberation allows us to move, explore, think and act with greater acknowledgement of the power of our own self-will.’
      • ‘And the advances made towards lesbian and gay liberation far surpassed anything that had been wrested by struggle under capitalism.’
      • ‘She says her parents, both of them teachers, taught her to use education as a tool of liberation.’
      • ‘This will be a quick post as this is the first day of my week of liberation.’
      • ‘It makes you understand why she needed to overcome negative experiences through sexual liberation.’
      • ‘Knowing that, we should include all living beings in our aspiration toward liberation, not just ourselves.’
      • ‘We can and should read that record as a realistic check against the dreams of consequence-free sexual liberation that have seized the imaginations of so many of our fellow citizens.’
      • ‘It happened with the black and women's liberation movements.’
      • ‘We can actualize the highest level of liberation in this lifetime.’
      • ‘It will only strengthen us in our struggle for liberation.’
      • ‘Morality, if we begin by describing it, is a root cause of the achievement of higher worlds, a ladder to attaining liberation, and an antidote for removing sorrows.’
      • ‘He presupposes that personal liberation, however delightful, is not good enough for the public weal.’
      • ‘Where has all this liberation got us?’

Pronunciation

liberation

/lɪbəˈreɪʃ(ə)n/