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enfranchise
(v)
en-FRANCH-ize
Meaning

grant someone the rights of citizenship (especially the right to vote)

1st Sample Sentence

Even the abolition of slavery did not truly enfranchise American blacks: for that, another century of struggle would be needed.

Synonyms

emancipate, enfranchise

Antonyms

fetter

Mnemonics

to give a group of people the right to vote * The Fifteenth Amendment to the U. S. Constitution technically enfranchised black men in 1870. * Women in Britain were first enfranchised in 1918.

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