Translation of liberar in English:
verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 1 1.1 [preso] to free, release, set … free; [pueblo/país] to liberate los secuestradores liberaron a su rehén the kidnappers freed o/or released their hostage la policía logró liberar a los rehenes the police managed to free the hostages 1.2 (de una obligación) liberar a algn
dealgo to free sb fromsth para liberarlo de preocupaciones sobre su futuro to save him worrying about his future, to free him of worries about his future esto me libera de todo compromiso this frees o/or absolves me from all obligation
verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (liberarse)
dealgo intentó liberarse de las ataduras she attempted to get free of o/or to free herself from the ropes es incapaz de liberarse de los prejuicios he's unable to rid himself of o/or get rid of his prejudices para liberarse de las deudas to free themselves of o/or from the burden of their debts
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