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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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Pope Francis begins "The Joy of the Gospel" by inviting all Christians to a renewed encounter with Jesus Christ--an encounter that he says blossoms into an enriching friendship that liberates us from narrowness.
It liberates us from all the unnecessary burden and allows us to live in the most effective way.
It liberates us from the constraints of geography, distance and time, enabling us to lead better lives; and it makes the world a better place.
Indeed, a class reunion is basically a happy occasion and although the stories and reminiscences remind us of our lost youth and once perfect health, it also somehow liberates us from the angst of aging.
Federalism liberates us from these woes we currently experience and the tyranny of a particular class, group, or sector, Lorena continued.
Accepting the Golden Rule is the wise choice that liberates us from the pernicious illusion that we can exempt ourselves from ethics.
liberates us from sub-par investment results, risking life savings in some unknown, unregulated offshore jurisdiction, and from the negatives of South Dakota tax laws, so that wealth can compound inside the trust estate tax and gift tax tax-free.
The aim was "a new age in which hope liberates us from the shallowness, apathy and self-absorption which deadens our souls and poisons our relationships", he said.
It liberates us from drudgery and, when it's done right, astonishes us with creativity."
It is because Christ liberates us from the pressure to achieve that he makes possible new action, which no longer has to prove itself but can focus completely on the task in hand and on the neighbour.
I want to suggest that imagination is the way that liberates us from the tyranny of that journey, which is essentially a retrospective: looking at what happened, how sad it is, and how woebegone we are.
ElcomSoft CEO Alex Katalov says: "This decision actually liberates us from worrying about Dmitri going to jail.
This quotation from Romans also liberates us from any notion that we are responsible for the validity of our own prayer.
Bigness also liberates us from the obligation of the "general," which in retrospect may be the greatest weakness of Modernism--its inability to deal with, to accommodate, to theorize, the specific.
It liberates us from thinking that our culture's way is the only way, or necessarily the best way.