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Definition of disenfranchise verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

disenfranchise

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌdɪsɪnˈfræntʃaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsɪnˈfræntʃaɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they disenfranchise
BrE BrE//ˌdɪsɪnˈfræntʃaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsɪnˈfræntʃaɪz//
 
he / she / it disenfranchises
BrE BrE//ˌdɪsɪnˈfræntʃaɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsɪnˈfræntʃaɪzɪz//
 
past simple disenfranchised
BrE BrE//ˌdɪsɪnˈfræntʃaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsɪnˈfræntʃaɪzd//
 
past participle disenfranchised
BrE BrE//ˌdɪsɪnˈfræntʃaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsɪnˈfræntʃaɪzd//
 
-ing form disenfranchising
BrE BrE//ˌdɪsɪnˈfræntʃaɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsɪnˈfræntʃaɪzɪŋ//
 
 
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disenfranchise somebody to take away somebody’s rights, especially their right to vote Many disabled people were effectively disenfranchised because of lack of access. Mr Mandela was the symbolic leader of the disenfranchised black majority. opposite enfranchise
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: disenfranchise