E·man·ci·pate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Emancipated p. pr. & vb. n. Emancipating.] 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.
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.
From how many troublesome and slavish impertinences . . . he had emancipated and freed himself. --Evelyn.
To emancipate the human conscience. --A. W. Ward.
E·man·ci·pate a. Set at liberty.
v 1: give equal rights to; of women and minorities [syn: liberate]
2: free from slavery or servitude [syn: manumit]