Definition of liberation in English:



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

    ‘the liberation of all political prisoners’
    • ‘She had earlier lived and worked in Poland following the liberation from communism.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It marked the 24th anniversary of the liberation of South Vietnam.’
    • ‘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 main goal of the committees was to prepare and organise an uprising, which would ultimately lead to the liberation of Bulgaria from Ottoman rule.’
    • ‘The Red Army triumphed after 12 days of fighting in one of the pivotal battles in the allied liberation of the Balkans.’
    • ‘But she had no influence on Denise's photographic destiny, which took a decisive turn at the liberation of Paris.’
    • ‘They firmly oppose the national liberation of the oppressed Balkan peoples.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It is a prodigious warning to the privileged classes, rather than a means of liberation for the exploited classes.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He pressed on with preparations to take over the work of government when the liberation of France took place.’
    • ‘The administration decided that the liberation of Iraq was a legitimate national-security objective.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The President is not "an ordinary civil servant like others"; he is the greatest contributor to the liberation of this country.’
    • ‘After the liberation in 1944, many of the key figures in the regime were tried, and some were executed.’
    freedom, equality, equal rights, non-discrimination, emancipation, enfranchisement, independence
    freeing, release, discharge, deliverance, salvation, rescue, relief, extrication, setting free
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    1. 1.1Freedom from limits on thought or behavior.
      ‘the struggle for women's liberation’
      • ‘We can actualize the highest level of liberation in this lifetime.’
      • ‘She says her parents, both of them teachers, taught her to use education as a tool of liberation.’
      • ‘And the advances made towards lesbian and gay liberation far surpassed anything that had been wrested by struggle under capitalism.’
      • ‘Its sense of liberation allows us to move, explore, think and act with greater acknowledgement of the power of our own self-will.’
      • ‘The author's presentation of freedom of choice informed by critical thinking furnishes a sense of liberation.’
      • ‘It will only strengthen us in our struggle for liberation.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Jefferson had always stood for personal liberation, Adams for setting limits.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘This will be a quick post as this is the first day of my week of liberation.’
      • ‘Where has all this liberation got us?’
      • ‘Knowing that, we should include all living beings in our aspiration toward liberation, not just ourselves.’
      • ‘It happened with the black and women's liberation movements.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Consumerism is not just a market force, it is also a force for individual liberation.’
      • ‘He presupposes that personal liberation, however delightful, is not good enough for the public weal.’
      • ‘We have male allies, people who really do care about liberation for everyone.’
      • ‘It makes you understand why she needed to overcome negative experiences through sexual liberation.’