Meaning of FREEDOM in English

FREEDOM

[noun] - the condition or right of being able or allowed to do, say, think, etc. whatever you want to, without being controlled or limitedI felt such a sense of freedom, up in the hills alone. [U]If parents don't allow their children any freedom, they will never learn to be independent. [U]At university, she revelled in having the freedom to do as she liked. [U + to infinitive]Now that the organization has more money, it will have more freedom of manoeuvre/movement/action (= ability able to choose different ways of acting). [U]Everyone should be allowed freedom of choice (= the ability to make their own choices). [U]Freedom of speech and freedom of thought (= The ability to say and think whatever you want) were both denied under the dictatorship. [U]They are campaigning for freedom of information (= for any information to be allowed to be given to anyone who wants it). [U]We demand freedom from injustice/persecution/state control/unfair taxation (= the condition of not having to suffer these things). [U]Compare liberty.A freedom is a right to act in the way you think you should.Being able to vote as you want to is an important political/democratic freedom.Freedom is also the state of not being in prison.They regained their freedom after ten years of unjust imprisonment.Freedom is also the ability to move.I hate wearing clothes that limit my freedom of movement.To give someone the freedom of a particular place is to give them special rights there.To honour her achievements, she was given the freedom of her native city. See also freeman.(approving) A freedom fighter is a person who uses violent methods to try to remove a government from power.Do you think it's true that one person's freedom fighter is another person's terrorist?

Cambridge English vocab.      Кембриджский английский словарь.