unfetter

verb
un·​fet·​ter | \ˌən-ˈfe-tər \
unfettered; unfettering; unfetters

Definition of unfetter 

transitive verb

1 : to free from fetters unfetter a prisoner

2 : emancipate, liberate unfetter the mind from prejudice

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Examples of unfetter in a Sentence

authorities eventually unfettered the menagerie of wild animals that had been kept illegally as pets

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Unfettered by worries about his relationship, Caldwell thrived. Jason Blevins, The Denver Post, "Tommy Caldwell’s “The Push” delivers far more than Dawn Wall, Patagonia climbing tales," 18 May 2017

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First Known Use of unfetter

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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