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 for Emancipate
From 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.
         [1913 Webster]
               To emancipate the human conscience.  --A. W. Ward.
         [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Emancipate \E*man"ci*pate\, a. [L. emancipatus, p. p.]
     Set at liberty.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: give equal rights to; of women and minorities [syn:
           emancipate, liberate]
      2: free from slavery or servitude [syn: manumit, emancipate]

From 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

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