Word of the Day: EMANCIPATE


verb \i-ˈman(t)-sə-ˌpāt\

: to free (someone) from someone else’s control or power

eman·ci·pat·ed  eman·ci·pat·ing

Full Definition of EMANCIPATE

transitive verb
1 :  to free from restraint, control, or the power of another; especially :  to free from bondage
2 :  to release from paternal care and responsibility and make sui juris
3 :  to free from any controlling influence (as traditional mores or beliefs)
eman·ci·pa·tor noun
eman·ci·pa·tory adjective

Examples of EMANCIPATE

  1. He felt the only way to emancipate himself from his parents was to move away.
  2. <under the cover of darkness animal rights activists emancipated the inhabitants of the mink ranch>
  3. RJ was actually emancipated when relieved of his duties at mami’s.


Latin emancipatus, past participle of emancipare, from e- + mancipare to transfer ownership of, from mancip-, manceps contractor, from manus hand + capere to take — more at manual, heave

First Known Use: 1613



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