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liberate from

1. slang To release someone or something from someone's or some group's control. The military managed to liberate all 108 hostages from the compound. You think you're coming into our country liberating us from an oppressor, but you are just an oppressor with a different face.
2. slang To steal something from someone or some place. A noun or pronoun is used between "liberate" and "from." I made sure to liberate some equipment from the company as I left the building for the last time. I heard he liberated a 1976 Corvette Stingray from the guy's mansion.
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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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Former Ekiti State Governor, Chief Ayodele Fayose has felicitated with the people of Nigeria urging them to emulate the teachings of Jesus Christ whose birth and coming to this world has liberated us from the bondage of sin, poverty and suffering.
"Sadly, more than a century since our heroes liberated us from foreign subjugation, our nation still has to face enemies that attack from within," he lamented.
India's cultural heritage has been preserved for thousands of years because reformers " struggled and won against social evils, liberated us from redundant practices, and inspired us towards development," he said.
Describing Mahatma Gandhi as his mentor who guides him in times of difficulty, Rahul said he was grateful to Gujarat for giving the nation a leader who liberated us from fear and installed self confidence in us.
Pope Benedict XVI has also indicated how kneeling is an important expression of Christian culture possessing the capacity to transform our existing culture through a new and deeper knowledge and experience of God Most bishops prefer the practice of standing for Holy Communion because they claim it expresses our rising with Christ who liberated us from sin.
3 The Alien and Sedition Acts: "The very same generation that liberated us from a tyrannical king, in part because he punished speech that he hated and feared, made it a crime to criticize members of the government.
He was a great leader and man of vision who united his country and liberated us from English rule.
Turkish Airlines Chairman Cem Kozlu says the airline made $6.7m of net profit in 2001, adding: "This move into the black is sustainable because we have restructured ourselves and because the government has liberated us from intervention".