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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (2)

1. give equal rights to; of women and minorities;
[syn: emancipate, liberate]

2. free from slavery or servitude;
[syn: manumit, emancipate]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Emancipate \E*man"ci*pate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Emancipated; p. pr. & vb. n. Emancipating.] [L. emancipatus, p. p. of emancipare to emancipate; e + mancipare to transfer ownership in, fr. manceps purchaser, as being one who laid his hand on the thing bought; manus hand + capere to take. See Manual, and Capable.] To set free from the power of another; to liberate; as: (a) To set free, as a minor from a parent; as, a father may emancipate a child. (b) To set free from bondage; to give freedom to; to manumit; as, to emancipate a slave, or a country. [1913 Webster] Brasidas . . . declaring that he was sent to emancipate Hellas. --Jowett (Thucyd. ). (c) To free from any controlling influence, especially from anything which exerts undue or evil influence; as, to emancipate one from prejudices or error. [1913 Webster] From how many troublesome and slavish impertinences . . . he had emancipated and freed himself. --Evelyn. [1913 Webster] To emancipate the human conscience. --A. W. Ward. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Emancipate \E*man"ci*pate\, a. [L. emancipatus, p. p.] Set at liberty. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

emancipate v 1: give equal rights to; of women and minorities [syn: emancipate, liberate] 2: free from slavery or servitude [syn: manumit, emancipate]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

21 Moby Thesaurus words for "emancipate": affranchise, deliver, discharge, disenthrall, enfranchise, free, let go, let loose, liberate, loose, loosen, manumit, release, rescue, set at large, set at liberty, set free, unbind, unchain, unfetter, unshackle