What is the antonym of “maroon”?
The antonyms of maroon are rescue and liberate. The antonyms rescue and liberate convey a positive and helpful action that involves saving someone from danger or freeing them from captivity.
Brief Definitions of the Antonym(s)
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To save someone or something from danger, harm, or difficulty.
The firefighters worked hard to rescue the people trapped in the burning building.
To set someone or something free from captivity, oppression, or control.
The soldiers fought bravely to liberate their country from the enemy's occupation.
How are these antonyms different from each other?
- 1Rescue implies saving someone or something from immediate danger or harm.
- 2Liberate implies freeing someone or something from captivity, oppression, or control.
Good things to know
- 1Emergency Situations: Use rescue to describe saving someone from danger or harm.
- 2Social Justice: Use liberate to describe freeing someone from oppression or control.
- 3History: Use liberate to describe the act of freeing a group or country from colonization or occupation.