liberalize liberalize  /ˈlɪ bə rə ˌlaɪz/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) make liberal or more liberal, of laws and rules
  2. (v) become more liberal

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The Catholic Church takes the position that Quebec's labor-baiting Premier Maurice Duplessis is not moving fast enough to liberalize provincial laws and raise living standards.
  2. So we're trying to open up, to deregulate, to liberalize as much as possible.

News

  1. Pa. Senate heads toward floor debate on liquor

    Pennsylvania's Republican senators plan to take their disagreements over legislation to liberalize Pennsylvania's laws on wine, liquor and beer sales to the chamber's floor on Thursday, amid signs of growing ...
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. State senate expected to debate liquor privatization

    HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania's Republican senators plan to take their disagreements over legislation to liberalize Pennsylvania's laws on wine, liquor and beer sales to the chamber's floor today, amid signs of growing desperation among GOP majority leaders to reach a consensus on issues that are important to Gov. Tom Corbett.
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Reading Eagle

  3. State lawmakers get down to business

    A busy week is underway right now for State lawmakers before they leave Harrisburg for the summer. Three prominent committee votes that were delayed Monday could come Tuesday. They include a House Transportation Committee vote on a major highways funding bill, as well as, Senate Committee votes on a bill to liberalize alcohol sales, and a 28 billion dollar-plus state spending plan. Later this ...
    on June 25, 2013     Source: WHP CBS 21 Harrisburg

Quotes

  1. "I urge my Indian colleagues to continue, and accelerate, their efforts to liberalize the economy and develop the financial system - to assure that the vibrancy and growth that the Indian economy now enjoys continues well into the future,"...
    on Oct 28, 2007 By: Henry Paulson Source: Reuters India

  2. "Three days ago, Israel announced its intention to liberalize its Gaza policy," Blair said. "We have now agreed principles of implementation. Let me state right at the outset that Israel has the complete right to protect its security and to...
    on Jun 20, 2010 By: Tony Blair Source: Jerusalem Post

  3. Lamy said that "within the next few weeks" WTO members had to "come to closure on the political deal to liberalize trade in agricultural and industrial products and trade in services."
    on Oct 20, 2007 By: Pascal Lamy Source: AFP

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