Meaning of “emancipate” in the English Dictionary


"emancipate" in English

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emancipateverb [ T ]

uk /iˈmæn.sɪ.peɪt/ us /iˈmæn.sə.peɪt/

Examples from literature

  • But she considered herself to be emancipated from control. 
  • It neither made him to be humane to his slaves, nor to emancipate them. 
  • Produce a bill to emancipate the slaves in the District of Columbia, or, if you prefer it, to emancipate those born hereafter. 
  • She and her husband distinguished themselves several years ago, in Jamaica, by immediately emancipating their slaves. 
  • The strength of the council lay not in itself but in the circumstances that had quickened its intelligence, dispelled its vanities, and emancipated it from traditional ambitions and antagonisms. 

(Definition of “emancipate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"emancipate" in American English

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emancipateverb [ T ]

us /ɪˈmæn·səˌpeɪt/

to free a person from another person’s control

(Definition of “emancipate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)