unfetter
transitive verb Date: 14th century 1. to free from fetters <
unfetter a prisoner
>
2. emancipate, liberate <
unfetter the mind from prejudice
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Unfetter — Un*fet ter, v. t. [1st pref. un + fetter.] To loose from fetters or from restraint; to unchain; to unshackle; to liberate; as, to unfetter the mind. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unfetter — index break (separate), disencumber, disengage, disentangle, disenthrall, extricate, free, liberate …   Law dictionary

  • unfetter — (v.) mid 14c., from UN (Cf. un ) (2) opposite of + FETTER (Cf. fetter) (v.). The figurative sense is recorded from late 14c. Related: Unfettered; unfettering …   Etymology dictionary

  • unfetter — [unfet′ər] vt. to free from fetters; free from restraint of any kind; liberate …   English World dictionary

  • unfetter — /un fet euhr/, v.t. 1. to release from fetters. 2. to free from restraint; liberate. [1325 75; ME unfeteren. See UN 2, FETTER] * * * …   Universalium

  • unfetter — verb To release from fetters; to unchain; to let loose; to free …   Wiktionary

  • unfetter — Synonyms and related words: cast off, detach, disengage, doff, free, liberate, loose, loosen, release, remove, take off, unbar, unbind, unbolt, unbridle, unbuckle, unbutton, uncage, unchain, unclasp, undo, unfasten, ungag, unglue, unhandcuff,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • unfetter — verb release from restraint or inhibition …   English new terms dictionary

  • unfetter — v. a. Unshackle, unbind, set free, loose, set at liberty …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • unfetter — un·fetter …   English syllables

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