For her it was not so much a question of enlightening the angels; the important thing was to enfranchise them.
By enfranchising the women of this country, you enfranchise humanity.
Those who enfranchise the mind render service to man as well as those who persuade the heart.
The Mother Colony seems likely to be the next to enfranchise women.
We are not asking Congress to enfranchise us, because it does not possess that power.
You give to all who ask, and enfranchise all who serve you assiduously.
enfranchise them, and they become self-respecting and country-loving citizens.
Were he to enfranchise them and pay them wages for work, they would get the wages but he would not get the work.
It is safer for America to trust her slaves than to trust her rebels—safer to enfranchise than to pardon.
The first may free a man from himself, it may enfranchise him from egotism.
early 15c., "to set free," from Old French enfranchiss-, present participle stem of enfranchir "to set or make free; grant a franchise to;" from en- "make, put in" (see en- (1)) + franc "free" (see franchise).
Meaning "to admit to membership in a state" (generally with reference to voting privileges) is from 1680s. Related: Enfranchised; enfranchisement.