liberalize lib‧e‧ral‧ize [ˈlɪbrəlaɪz] also liberalise verb [transitive]
to make rules or controls on something less strict:

• The President promised to push ahead with his commitment to liberalize the economy.

— liberalizer also liberaliser noun [countable] :

• a dispute between protectionists and liberalizers

— liberalization also liberalisation noun [uncountable] :

• The economy is expected to deteriorate for a period of six months after the liberalization of prices.

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liberalization UK US (Uk also liberalisation) /ˌlɪbərəlɪˈzeɪʃən/ /-rəl-/ US  /-ɚ-/ noun [U]
the act of allowing more freedom in laws, systems, or opinions: economic/market/trade liberalization »

He is a longtime proponent of his country's economic liberalisation.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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