Translation of liberate in Spanish:

liberate

Pronunciation: /ˈlɪbəreɪt/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (set free) [formal] [prisoner/hostage] poner* or dejar en libertad, liberar
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    • From what were they supposed to be liberating us?
    • When the American soldiers liberated him, Tom began a two-year stint in various hospitals, battling for his life.
    • She was liberated in 1945 and trekked back to Poland, still cold and starving but with a one-way ticket to Warsaw.
    1.2 [people/nation] liberar, libertar; [woman] liberar
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    • Well, I mean, the press was led in right behind the troops who were liberating those places.
    • Assuming the role of Joan, you go about killing hordes of enemies in order to liberate France.
    • They fought on foreign shores, flew through enemy skies and risked their lives to liberate the world.
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    • The whole point of the experience was to be liberated from social conventions, not to create new ones.
    • The image is of the passive Asian woman subject to oppressive practices within the Asian family with an emphasis on wanting to ‘help’ Asian women liberate themselves from their role.
    • Celebrating the nerd liberates so many young people.
  • 2 [Chemistry/Química] liberar
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    • The compound lithium hydride, LiH, is a polar covalent solid that reacts with water to liberate hydrogen gas and form basic solutions of the metal hydroxide.
    • If that methane were suddenly liberated from its enclosing clathrate prison the impact on the carbon isotope record would be immediate and severe.
    • Consider what would happen if part of the energy liberated during the reaction went into vaporizing the water.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • liberar a liberating experience una experiencia liberadora

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.