complete, full, maximum, perfect, real, total, true
considerable, great

The new syllabus allows students greater freedom of choice.

basic, fundamental

Living without war is a fundamental freedom.

individual, personal

Individual freedom should be balanced against the rights of the community.

new, new-found

When she lost her job, she at first relished her new-found freedom.

academic, artistic, creative, economic, intellectual, political, press, religious, sexual

Without academic freedom, we cannot do any research.


Teachers can exercise a measure of freedom in their choice of materials.

enjoy (= have), have

Publishers here enjoy comparative freedom to publish what they want.

enjoy, relish (esp. BrE), value

I was enjoying the freedom of not having to go to work.

As a society we value freedom and privacy.

seek, want
achieve, gain, obtain, secure, win

The women have won many new freedoms for themselves.

maintain, preserve, retain
defend, protect

This newspaper defends freedom of speech.

give up, lose, surrender

As Mike saw it, marriage would mean giving up his freedom.

cost sb

His inability to resist temptation would eventually cost him his freedom.

allow sb, give sb, grant sb, offer sb, permit sb
bring (sb), provide

The party claims it can bring freedom and democracy to the country.


The constitution guarantees freedom of the press.

deny sb

He was denied freedom of movement for a month.

curtail, inhibit, limit, reduce, restrict, threaten

I don't want to curtail my daughter's freedom.

Our freedom was threatened by press censorship.

take, take away
freedom from

freedom from fear and pain

freedom in

Managers have considerable freedom in running their offices.

freedom of

to allow greater freedom of information

freedom of choice
freedom of expression, freedom of speech
freedom of movement
freedom of the press

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