enfranchise

  • 1enfranchise — en·fran·chise /in fran ˌchīz/ vt chised, chis·ing: to grant franchise to; esp: to admit to the privileges of a citizen and esp. to voting rights the Twenty sixth Amendment enfranchised all citizens over 18 years of age compare emancipate Merriam… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2Enfranchise — En*fran chise, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Enfranchised}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Enfranchising}.] [Pref. en + franchise: cf. F. enfranchir.] 1. To set free; to liberate from slavery, prison, or any binding power. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. To endow with a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3enfranchise — [en fran′chīz΄, infran′chīz΄] vt. enfranchised, enfranchising [ME enfraunchisen < OFr enfranchiss , stem of enfranchir, to set free, enfranchise < en , in + franchir, to set free < franc: see FRANK1] 1. to free from slavery, bondage,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4enfranchise — early 15c., to set free, from O.Fr. enfranchiss , prp. stem of enfranchir to set or make free; grant a franchise to; from en make, put in (see EN (Cf. en ) (1)) + franc free (see FRANCHISE (Cf. franchise)). Meaning to admit to membership in a… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5enfranchise — emancipate, manumit, *free, release, liberate, deliver, discharge …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6enfranchise — [v] set free citizenize, emancipate, empower, free, give rights to, grant citizenship to, liberate, manumit, naturalize, release; concept 110 Ant. enslave …

    New thesaurus

  • 7enfranchise — ► VERB 1) give the right to vote to. 2) historical free (a slave). DERIVATIVES enfranchisement noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8enfranchise — [[t]ɪnfræ̱ntʃaɪz[/t]] enfranchises, enfranchising, enfranchised VERB To enfranchise someone means to give them the right to vote in elections. [FORMAL] [V n] The company voted to enfranchise its 120 women members... [V n] If the city s foreign… …

    English dictionary

  • 9enfranchise — UK [ɪnˈfræntʃaɪz] / US [ɪnˈfrænˌtʃaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms enfranchise : present tense I/you/we/they enfranchise he/she/it enfranchises present participle enfranchising past tense enfranchised past participle enfranchised 1) to give… …

    English dictionary

  • 10enfranchise — transitive verb ( chised; chising) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French enfranchiss , stem of enfranchir, from en + franc free more at frank Date: 15th century 1. to set free (as from slavery) 2. to endow with a franchise: as a. to admit… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11enfranchise — enfranchisement /en fran chuyz meuhnt, chiz /, n. enfranchiser, n. /en fran chuyz/, v.t., enfranchised, enfranchising. 1. to grant a franchise to; admit to citizenship, esp. to the right of voting. 2. to endow (a city, constituency, etc.) with… …

    Universalium

  • 12enfranchise — verb To grant the franchise to an entity. Generally meaning to grant the privilege of voting to a person. See Also: franchise, disenfranchise …

    Wiktionary

  • 13enfranchise — Synonyms and related words: affranchise, authorize, certificate, certify, charter, deliver, disenthrall, emancipate, empower, enable, entitle, extricate, franchise, free, give official sanction, give power, legalize, legitimize, liberate, license …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14enfranchise — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. liberate, set free, release; naturalize; empower, license, qualify. See permission, liberation. Ant., disenfranchise. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To liberate] Syn. emancipate, release, manumit; see free …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15enfranchise — en|fran|chise [ınˈfræntʃaız] v [T] to give a group of people the right to vote ≠ ↑disenfranchise >enfranchisement [ tʃız US tʃaız ] n [U] ▪ the enfranchisement of EU citizens >enfranchised adj ▪ newly enfranchised shareholders …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16enfranchise — en|fran|chise [ ın fræn,tʃaız ] verb transitive 1. ) to give someone the right to vote 2. ) to make a SLAVE free ╾ en|fran|chise|ment [ ın fræntʃızmənt ] noun uncount …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17enfranchise — en·fran·chise || ɪn fræntʃaɪz v. give a person certain rights (especially the right to vote); liberate, emancipate, free …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18enfranchise — [ɪn fran(t)ʃʌɪz, ɛn ] verb 1》 give the right to vote to. 2》 historical free (a slave). Derivatives enfranchisement noun Origin ME: from OFr. enfranchiss , enfranchir, from en (expressing a change of state) + franc, franche free …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19enfranchise — v. a. 1. Admit as a free man, endow with a franchise. 2. Free, emancipate, manumit, release, set free, make free, restore to liberty …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 20enfranchise — verb (T) 1 to give a group of people the right to vote opposite disenfranchise 2 to free a slave enfranchisement, noun (U) engage /In geIdZ/ verb formal 1 (T) to attract someone and keep their interest: The new toy didn t engage the child s… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English