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

 

emancipate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɪˈmænsɪpeɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈmænsɪpeɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they emancipate
BrE BrE//ɪˈmænsɪpeɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈmænsɪpeɪt//
 
he / she / it emancipates
BrE BrE//ɪˈmænsɪpeɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈmænsɪpeɪts//
 
past simple emancipated
BrE BrE//ɪˈmænsɪpeɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈmænsɪpeɪtɪd//
 
past participle emancipated
BrE BrE//ɪˈmænsɪpeɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈmænsɪpeɪtɪd//
 
-ing form emancipating
BrE BrE//ɪˈmænsɪpeɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈmænsɪpeɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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[often passive] emancipate somebody (from something) (formal) to free somebody, especially from legal, political or social restrictions synonym free Slaves were not emancipated until 1863 in the United States. They felt they had at last been emancipated from their father’s control. Word Origin early 17th cent.: from Latin emancipat- ‘transferred as property’, from the verb emancipare, from e- (variant of ex-) ‘out’ + mancipium ‘slave’.
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