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manumit

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of manumit

  1. to set free (as from slavery or confinement) though he was an outspoken defender of liberty, this son of Virginia did not manumit his own slaves until he was on his deathbed Synonyms of manumit discharge, disenthrall (also disenthral), emancipate, enfranchise, enlarge, liberate, loose, loosen, free, release, spring, unbind, uncage, unchain, unfetterWords Related to manumit bail (out), deliver, parole, ransom, redeem, rescue, save; adrift, disembarrass, disencumber, disengage, disentangle, extricate; unshackleNear Antonyms of manumit handcuff, manacle, shackle, trammel; commit, immure, imprison, incarcerate, intern, jail, lock (up); conquer, enslave, subdue, subjugateAntonyms of manumit bind, confine, enchain, fetter, restrain

Synonym Discussion of manumit

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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