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manumit

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to set free (as from slavery or confinement)
  • By the end of the Civil War, thousands of manumitted slaves had joined the Union army.
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turn loose

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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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