liberate-v; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: Take or free from confinement; free from a condition; take or free from a location.

Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1[agent] LIBERATE NP2[theme] NP1 [agent] LIBERATE NP2[patient]

The students liberated their slaves upon graduating from the
In fact, he liberated the U.S. from one of the world 's most
corrupt organizations -- UNESCO.
He is compelled to liberate the booze.
Liberate your mind.
Troops were sent in to liberate Iraq.

VerbNet: steal-10.5
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: liberate.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 3

Sense Number 2: Give equal rights to, as of the right to vote.

NOTE: Compare to Sense 1; in Sense 2, those liberated are not physically confined. This sense refers to political rights, not a condition of slavery.

She joined a group that was masonic in origin, the Society of Freethinkers, and received acceptance for her ideas to liberate women.
The book focuses the dismantling of capitalism as a way to liberate women.

VerbNet: free-80
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 3: Release (gas or energy) as a result of a chemical reaction or physical decomposition (perhaps in a metaphorical sense)

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1 LIBERATE NP2[patient[abstract]]

Fission and fusion both liberate energy
Yoga asanas release tension and liberate energy.
It works with Aspartic Acid to liberate energy from carbohydrates.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4