Definition of emancipate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    emancipate

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ɪˈmænsəˌpeɪt//
     
    [often passive]emancipate somebody (from something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they emancipate
     
    he / she / it emancipates
     
    past simple emancipated
     
    -ing form emancipating
     
     
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  1. 1to free someone, especially from legal, political, or social restrictions synonym set free
  2. 2 Slaves were not emancipated until 1863 in the United States.
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adjective Are women now fully emancipated (= with the same rights and opportunities as men)? an emancipated young woman (= one with modern ideas about women's place in society)
emancipation
 
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NAmE//ɪˌmænsəˈpeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable] the emancipation of slaves
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