Enfranchise

Definition of Enfranchise

En`fran´chise
v. t.1.To set free; to liberate from slavery, prison, or any binding power.
[imp. & p. p. Enfranchised ; p. pr. & vb. n. Enfranchising .]
2.To endow with a franchise; to incorporate into a body politic and thus to invest with civil and political privileges; to admit to the privileges of a freeman; to give the right to vote.
3.To receive as denizens; to naturalize; as, to enfranchise foreign words.

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affranchise, authorize, certificate, certify, charter, deliver, disenthrall, emancipate, empower, enable, entitle, extricate, franchise, free, give official sanction, give power, legalize, legitimize, liberate, license, manumit, patent, privilege, ratify, release, rescue, sanction, set at large, set at liberty, set free, validate, warrant
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