un·​muz·​zle | \ ˌən-ˈmə-zəl How to pronounce unmuzzle (audio) \
unmuzzled; unmuzzling

Definition of unmuzzle

transitive verb

: to free from or as if from a muzzle

Examples of unmuzzle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Granted, in 2019 Mr Tshisekedi unmuzzled the media, allowed peaceful protests and released some 700 political prisoners. The Economist, 6 Feb. 2020 Trump’s decision to pull American troops out of northern Syria — triggering a deadly Turkish invasion targeting the US’s erstwhile Syrian Kurdish allies — has unmuzzled GOP lawmakers in a manner seldom seen since Trump entered the White House. BostonGlobe.com, 17 Oct. 2019 Mr Moreno unmuzzled the press and stopped meddling in the judiciary. The Economist, 2 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of unmuzzle

circa 1585, in the meaning defined above

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“Unmuzzle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmuzzle. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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