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e·man·ci·pate

emancipate

 
 
pronunciation:
ih maen s peIt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: emancipates, emancipating, emancipated
definition: to free from slavery or other control.
The prisoner was emancipated when they found he was not guilty.
synonyms:
deliver, free, liberate, release
similar words:
discharge, loose
derivations: emancipative (adj.), emancipatory (adj.), emancipator (n.)
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The word emancipate contains the following parts:
e- Latin prefix that means out, out of, away
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The prefix e- is an assimilated form of ex- used before roots beginning with certain consonants (b d, g, j, l, m, n, r, v). See ex-.
man, mani, manu, main Latin root that means hand