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liberate

verb acquit, affranchise, bail out, deliver, disembroil, disengage, disenthrall, disimprison, dislodge, dismiss, emancipate, enfranchise, exculpate, extract, franchise, free, give freedom, give liberty to, let go, let loose, let out, liberare, loose, manumit, open up, pardon, parole, redeem, release, reeease from custody, rescue, separate, set at large, set at libbrty, set free, turn loose, unbind, unchain, undo, unfasten, unfetter, unloose, unshackle, untie, vindicate
See also: absolve, acquit, clear, disencumber, disengage, disentangle, disenthrall, dissociate, enable, enfranchise, exclude, exculpate, excuse, exonerate, extricate, free, let, palliate, pardon, parole, permit, quit, redeem, release, relieve, remit, rescue, save

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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Women's liberationists borrowed the notion, first developed by New Left activists, that "the personal is political.
Finally, liberationists stress the pastoral dimensions of their work.
If taken seriously, West's work suggests, for example, the need for greater collaboration among liberationists and poststructuralists so that liberationists might gain greater theoretical sophistication and rhetorical sensitivity and the poststructuralists become more responsive to material and social injustices that are not entirely discursive and that must be resisted with concrete political action.
The actors may be better looking but they can't hope to carry as much weight as real-life animal liberationists like John Curtin.
A collection of speeches interspersed with first-person narratives from trans liberationists (like the venerable Stonewall veteran Sylvia Rivera), Trans Liberation is an uncompromising, intelligent, and occasionally frustrating work.
Her book breathes a new word of the spirit upon the contributions made to a theology of proclamation not only by these two representatives of the sacramental imagination but also by the contemporary insights of liberationists, feminists, and ecological theologians.
The story involves a band of animal liberationists who break into the offices of a scientific research company and unleash rather more than they bargained for.
Gay political strategies and gay activists, he argues, fall into two categories: assimilationists and liberationists.
These hardy little creatures have faced trials and tribulations before such as the activities of the Gnome Liberationists who stole them from gardens to release them into the wild.
They rarely included overt sexual imagery and, while some included a news section, the broad-based radical politics of the earlier liberationists now gave way to news coverage around issues of direct concern to the gay community and a bar-attending readership--such as law reform, police harassment, street violence and, from 1983, the AIDS epidemic.
The attacks were thought to be the works of animal liberationists.
Then their shiny World Cup pundits nest gets attacked by a mob of animal liberationists demanding Adrian Chiles be released back into the Midlands.