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