liberate |ˈlibəˌrāt|verb [ trans. ] (often be liberated)set (someone) free from a situation, esp. imprisonment or slavery, in which their liberty is severely restricted : the serfs had been liberated.• free (a country, city, or people) from enemy occupation : twelve months earlier Paris had been liberated.• release (someone) from a state or situation that limits freedom of thought or behavior : the use of computers can liberate students from the constraints of disabilities | [as adj. ] ( liberating) the arts can have a liberating effect on people.• free (someone) from rigid social conventions, esp. those concerned with accepted sexual roles : ways of working politically that liberate women.• informal steal (something) : the drummer’s wearing a beret he’s liberated from Lord knows where.• Chemistry & Physics release (gas, energy, etc.) as a result of chemical reaction or physical decomposition : energy liberated by the annihilation of matter.