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  • v. Alternative spelling of liberalize.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. make liberal or more liberal, of laws and rules
  • v. become more liberal

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Examples

  • One hopes that the Bill goes through as presently drafted and that there are no attempts to "liberalise" the provisions to allow the assisting of suicide.

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  • The apparent sticking point in the current talks appears to be the usual one -- the developed nations want to see the LDCs "liberalise" their economies, and pull down tariffs and restrictions to trade.

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  • But now that EC law is seeking to "liberalise" the postal market, by opening it up to competition, private firms can afford to cream off its more lucrative segments, such as bulk delivery of business mail in London, thus depriving Royal Mail of the profits which enable it to deliver to Stornoway at a uniform rate.

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  • Israel announced yesterday it would "liberalise" the flow of goods to

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  • The WTO promises to get us out of it … by beating the same drum: "liberalise" trade.

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  • Yet, his continued efforts to raise wages in a country that had become a sweatshop for the US garment industry and resist demands of the IMF and others to "liberalise" the economy, again angered his opponents.

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  • The new strategy aimed to "liberalise" the economy by opening it up to imports from abroad and welcoming foreign investment in the country's development.

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  • Press Association A taxi driver holds a banner reading "Mario Monti Italian prime minister take it easy" as he protests against measures to liberalise services on transport for the taxis of the Italian government, in front of Palazzo Chigi in Rome.

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  • Big international businesses have long been pushing developing country governments to liberalise procurement, which can account for well over half of all government expenditure, so that international businesses are not discriminated against.

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  • But the decree also contains measures to liberalise the moribund Italian economy, seen as the best way to boost GDP and work off some of Italy's €1.9tn public debt, which has ballooned since Berlusconi took office.

    Berlusconi fights for political life after new austerity measures spark wave of anger

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