unfetter

[ uhn-fet-er ]
/ ʌnˈfɛt ər /

verb (used with object)

to release from fetters.
to free from restraint; liberate.

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Origin of unfetter

First recorded in 1325–75, unfetter is from the Middle English word unfeteren.See un-2, fetter
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Example sentences from the Web for unfetter

  • Unfetter your thoughts from notions, prejudices and limitations.

    Supreme Personality|Delmer Eugene Croft
  • The red sand in the glass began to fall again, and its liberation seemed to unfetter my paralysed limbs.

    The Strong Arm|Robert Barr
  • To secure true progress, we must unfetter genius, and chain down mediocrity.

    Cannibals all!|George Fitzhugh
  • Scattergood was thinking, and to think, with him, meant so to unfetter his feet that he could wriggle his toes pleasurably.

    Scattergood Baines|Clarence Budington Kelland

British Dictionary definitions for unfetter

unfetter
/ (ʌnˈfɛtə) /

verb (tr)

to release from fetters, bonds, etc
to release from restraint or inhibition
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