DICT.TW Dictionary Taiwan

Search for: [Show options]

[Pronunciation] [Help] [Database Info] [Server Info]

1 definition found

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.