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emancipate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of emancipate

  1. to set free (as from slavery or confinement) under the cover of darkness animal rights activists emancipated the inhabitants of the mink ranch Synonyms of emancipate discharge, disenthrall (also disenthral), free, enfranchise, enlarge, liberate, loose, loosen, manumit, release, spring, unbind, uncage, unchain, unfetterWords Related to emancipate bail (out), deliver, parole, ransom, redeem, rescue, save; adrift, disembarrass, disencumber, disengage, disentangle, extricate; unshackleNear Antonyms of emancipate handcuff, manacle, shackle, trammel; commit, immure, imprison, incarcerate, intern, jail, lock (up); conquer, enslave, subdue, subjugateAntonyms of emancipate bind, confine, enchain, fetter, restrain

Synonym Discussion of emancipate

free, release, liberate, emancipate, manumit mean to set loose from restraint or constraint. free implies a usually permanent removal from whatever binds, confines, entangles, or oppresses.
    • freed the animals from their cages
release suggests a setting loose from confinement, restraint, or a state of pressure or tension, often without implication of permanent liberation.
    • released his anger on a punching bag
liberate stresses particularly the resulting state of liberty.
    • liberated their country from the tyrant
emancipate implies the liberation of a person from subjection or domination.
    • labor-saving devices emancipated us from household drudgery
manumit implies emancipation from slavery.
    • the document manumitted the slaves


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