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enfranchise

en·fran·chise

enfranchise

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn fraen chaIz
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: enfranchised, enfranchises, enfranchising
definition 1: to give the rights of a citizen to, esp. the right to vote.
The Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution technically enfranchised black men in 1870.
antonyms:
disenfranchise, disfranchise
definition 2: to free, as from slavery.
antonyms:
enslave
similar words:
liberate
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derivation: enfranchisement (n.)
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