freeing

Definitions of freeing
  1. noun
    the act of liberating someone or something
    synonyms: liberation, release
    see moresee less
    types:
    show 12 types...
    hide 12 types...
    jail delivery
    the use of force to liberate prisoners
    deregulating, deregulation
    the act of freeing from regulation (especially from governmental regulations)
    relief
    the act of freeing a city or town that has been besieged
    disentanglement, extrication, unsnarling, untangling
    the act of releasing from a snarled or tangled condition
    emancipation
    freeing someone from the control of another; especially a parent's relinquishing authority and control over a minor child
    clearing
    the act of freeing from suspicion
    manumission
    the formal act of freeing from slavery
    parole
    (law) a conditional release from imprisonment that entitles the person to serve the remainder of the sentence outside the prison as long as the terms of release are complied with
    probation
    (law) a way of dealing with offenders without imprisoning them; a defendant found guilty of a crime is released by the court without imprisonment subject to conditions imposed by the court
    purgation, purge, purging
    the act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge
    exoneration, vindication
    the act of vindicating or defending against criticism or censure etc.
    whitewash
    a specious or deceptive clearing that attempts to gloss over failings and defects
    type of:
    accomplishment, achievement
    the action of accomplishing something
Word Family