verb (used with object), en·fran·chised, en·fran·chis·ing.
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Origin of enfranchise
OTHER WORDS FROM enfranchiseen·fran·chise·ment [en-fran-chahyz-muhnt, -chiz-], /ɛnˈfræn tʃaɪz mənt, -tʃɪz-/, nounen·fran·chis·er, nounun·en·fran·chised, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for enfranchise
We also made it so voters must request an absentee ballot no less than 11 days before a primary or election to help enfranchise voters because the late requesters, they weren’t getting their ballots on time.Georgia's Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger Defends Controversial Election Law|Sanya Mansoor|April 26, 2021|Time
"To thank men like Cowan, who did not desire to enfranchise woman any more than the negro, was to stultify ourselves," he said.The College, the Market, and the Court|Caroline H. Dall
From here on there was only one course to follow, to press again for a Sixteenth Amendment to enfranchise women.
An alien immigrant to our shores may desire to attain the full status of citizenship; but desire alone will never enfranchise him.The Vitality of Mormonism--Brief Essays|James E. Talmage
North Dakota's constitution provided that the legislature might in the future enfranchise women.
For her it was not so much a question of enlightening the angels; the important thing was to enfranchise them.The Revolt of the Angels|Anatole France