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emancipate

  

      vb   tr  
1    to free from restriction or restraint, esp. social or legal restraint  
2    often passive   to free from the inhibitions imposed by conventional morality  
3    to liberate (a slave) from bondage  
     (C17: from Latin emancipare to give independence (to a son), from mancipare to transfer property, from manceps a purchaser; see manciple)  
  emancipated      adj  
  emancipative      adj  
  emancipist, emancipator      n  
  emancipatory      adj  
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emancipate

  
  
deliver, discharge, disencumber, disenthral, enfranchise, free, liberate, manumit, release, set free, unbridle, unchain, unfetter, unshackle  
  
Antonyms     
   bind, capture, enchain, enslave, enthral, fetter, shackle, subjugate, yoke  

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