Reference > Roget’s > International Thesaurus > 750. Liberation.
Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (II) Intersocial Volition
Section I. General Intersocial Volition
750. Liberation.
NOUN:LIBERATION, disengagement, release, enlargement, emancipation, disenthrallment or disenthralment, Emancipation Proclamation; affranchisement, enfranchisement; manumission; discharge, dismissal.
  DELIVERANCE [See Deliverance]; redemption, extrication, acquittance, absolution; acquittal [See Acquittal]; escape [See Escape].
VERB:LIBERATE, free; set free, set at liberty; render free, emancipate, release; enfranchise, affranchise; manumit; enlarge; demobilize, disband, discharge, disenthrall or disenthral, disinthrall or disinthral, dismiss; let go, let loose, let out, let slip; cast -, turn- adrift; deliver [See Deliverance]; absolve (acquit) [See Acquittal].
  UNFETTER [See Restraint], untie [See Junction]; loose (disjoin) [See Disjunction]; loosen, relax; unbolt, unbar, unclose, uncork, unclog, unhand, unbind, unchain, unharness; disengage, disentangle; clear, extricate, unloose; reprieve.
  BECOME FREE; gain -, obtain -, acquire- one’s -liberty [See Freedom]; get rid of, get clear of; deliver oneself from; shake off the yoke, slip the collar; break loose, break prison; tear asunder one’s bonds, cast off trammels; escape [See Escape].
ADJECTIVE:LIBERATED &c. v.; out of harness (free) [See Freedom]; foot-loose; breathing free air again; one’s own master again.
ADVERB:AT LARGE, at liberty; adrift.
INTERJECTION:unhand me! let me go! reprieve! go in peace! free!
  1. In giving freedom to the slave we assume freedom to the free.—Lincoln
  2. Over my head his arm he flung Against the world.—Browning



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