emancipate

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin ēmancipātus, past participle of ēmancipō (to declare (a son) free and independent of the father's power by the thrice-repeated act of mancipātiō and manumissiō, give from one's own power or authority into that of another, give up, surrender), from ē (out) + mancipō (to transfer ownership in), from manceps (purchaser, a contractor, literally, one who takes in hand), from manus (hand) + capiō (to take). See manual, and capable.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɪˈmænsɪpeɪt/
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Verb[edit]

emancipate (third-person singular simple present emancipates, present participle emancipating, simple past and past participle emancipated)

  1. To set free from the power of another; to liberate; as:
    1. To set free, as a minor from a parent
      The child was emancipated from its parents
    2. To set free from slavery or bondage; to give freedom to; to manumit
      to emancipate a slave
      emancipate a country
  2. To free from any controlling influence, especially from anything which exerts undue or evil influence
    emancipate someone from prejudices or error
    • 1699, John Evelyn, Acetaria: A Discourse of Sallets
      From how many troublesome and slavish impertinences [] he had emancipated and freed himself.
    • 1879, Adolphus Ward, Chaucer, in English Men of Letters
      to emancipate the human conscience
    • 1980, “Redemption Song”, performed by Bob Marley:
      Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds.

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emancipate (comparative more emancipate, superlative most emancipate)

  1. Freed; set at liberty.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Adjective[edit]

emancipate

  1. feminine plural of emancipato

Participle[edit]

emancipate f pl

  1. feminine plural of emancipato

Etymology 2[edit]

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emancipate

  1. inflection of emancipare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

ēmancipāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of ēmancipō