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emancipate

[ ih-man-suh-peyt ]
/ 瑟藞m忙n s蓹藢pe瑟t /
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verb (used with object), e路man路ci路pat路ed, e路man路ci路pat路ing.
to free from restraint, influence, or the like.
to free (a person) from bondage or slavery.
Roman and Civil Law. to terminate paternal control over.
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Origin of emancipate

First recorded in 1615鈥25; from Latin 膿mancip膩tus (past participle of 膿mancip膩re ) 鈥渇reed from control,鈥 equivalent to 膿- 鈥渙ut of, from鈥 (see e-1) + man(us) 鈥渉and鈥 + -cip- (combining form of capere 鈥渢o seize鈥) + -膩tus past participle suffix (see -ate1)

synonym study for emancipate

1, 2. See release.

OTHER WORDS FROM emancipate

e路man路ci路pa路tive, adjectivee路man路ci路pa路tor, nounnon路e路man路ci路pa路tive, adjectiveun路e路man路ci路pa路tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for emancipate

emancipate
/ (瑟藞m忙ns瑟藢pe瑟t) /

verb (tr)
to free from restriction or restraint, esp social or legal restraint
(often passive) to free from the inhibitions imposed by conventional morality
to liberate (a slave) from bondage

Derived forms of emancipate

emancipated, adjectiveemancipative, adjectiveemancipator or emancipist, nounemancipatory (瑟藞m忙ns瑟p蓹t蓹r瑟, -tr瑟), adjective

Word Origin for emancipate

C17: from Latin 膿mancip膩re to give independence (to a son), from mancip膩re to transfer property, from manceps a purchaser; see manciple
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