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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 en·fran·chise /ɪnˈfrænˌʧaɪz, ɛn-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 En·fran·chise v. t. [imp. & p. p. Enfranchised p. pr. & vb. n. Enfranchising ]
 1. To set free; to liberate from slavery, prison, or any binding power.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: grant freedom to; as from slavery or servitude; "Slaves were
           enfranchised in the mid-19th century" [syn: affranchise]
      2: grant voting rights [ant: disenfranchise]