- The definition of liberate is to free or emancipate someone or something, or to steal something.
- When you free a prisoner, this is an example of a time when you liberate the prisoner.
- When you free someone from slavery or from being held by the enemy, this is an example of a time when you liberate him.
- When you steal an item from its owner, this is an example of a time when you liberate the item.
liberate definition by Webster's New World
- to release from slavery, enemy occupation, etc.
- Slang to steal or loot, esp. from a defeated enemy in wartime
- Chem. to free from combination in a compound
Origin: ; from Classical Latin liberatus, past participle of liberare, to set free, release ; from liber, free: see liberal
liberate definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb lib·er·at·ed, lib·er·at·ing, lib·er·ates
- To set free, as from oppression, confinement, or foreign control.
- Chemistry To release (a gas, for example) from combination.
- Slang To obtain by illegal or stealthy action: tried to sell appliances that were liberated during the riot.
Origin: Latin līberāre, līberāt-, from līber, free; see leudh- in Indo-European roots.
- libˈer·atˌing·ly adverb
- libˈer·aˌtor noun
liberate - Computer Definition
(Liberate Technologies, San Mateo, CA) A software company that specialized in the information appliance field. Formerly Network Computer, Inc. (NCI), a spin-off from Oracle in 1996, it changed its name in 1999. The company initially promoted the NC Reference Profile specification, later turned over to The Open Group. Liberate provided client and server software for satellite, cable, telco, ISP and corporations to deliver thin computing services. In 2005 the company declared bankruptcy and sold its North American assets to Cox Communications and Comcast Corporation. See network computer.