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liberate someone or something from someone or something

to free someone or something from someone or something; to set someone or something free from the control of someone or something. The police hoped to liberate the child from his kidnappers. We liberated the town from the enemy. I liberated the cat from the trap.
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liberate

tv. to steal something. (Originally military.) We liberated a few reams of paper and a box of pens.
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Examining representative works by Ernest Gaines, Gloria Naylor, Charles Johnson, Toni Cade Bambara, and John Edgar Wideman, Page argues that these writers are united by "the rich intersubjective web of African American culture" and employ a wide variety of modernist and postmodernist techniques to express a vision of life which is liberatingly social.
This comedy rarely gets crazy enough to be liberatingly wild, although it picks up slightly after Martha tells Whitman to get lost.
Wally's elder sister Sheila, who was a dance teacher, might be doing the fox-trot on one floor, while downstairs the shoe business was in full swing; and at all hours there seemed to be the possibility of extempore meals of a nature, for that period, wonderfully and liberatingly un-British.
Fiction, most often in subtly disguised forms, liberatingly reenacts for us such inner conflict.
But imperfection has seldom felt so liberatingly giddy.
Ellsion's sense of American and African American life is liberatingly (and disturbingly) protean rather than reassuringly (but confiningly) static.