vapauttaa

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Finnish[edit]

(index va)

Etymology[edit]

From the adjective vapaa.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: va‧paut‧taa
  • IPA(key): [ˈʋɑpɑutːɑː(ʔ)]

Verb[edit]

vapauttaa

  1. (transitive) To (set) free/loose, let loose/go, loose, liberate, emancipate.
    Hänet vapautettiin vankilasta.
    S/he was freed from the prison.
  2. (transitive, law) ~ (syytteestä) = to acquit someone (of something = elative), drop charges against, exonerate, exculpate.
    Hänet vapautettiin murhasyytteestä todisteiden puuttumisen takia.
    Murder charges against him/her were dropped due to the lack of evidence.
  3. (transitive, law) To exempt, excuse (from something = elative).
    Hänet vapautettiin verojen maksusta.
    S/he was exempted from paying taxes.
  4. (transitive, law) ~ tehtävistään = to relieve from his/her duties.
  5. (transitive) To lift the restrictions on, decontrol, deregulate, liberalise/liberalize.
    Pitäisi Euroopan sähkömarkkinat vapauttaa?
    Should the European electricity market be liberalized? / Should the restrictions on the European electricity market be lifted?

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