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emancipate (someone) from (something)

To liberate someone from someone or something, often slavery. Abraham Lincoln is remembered for emancipating the slaves from bondage.
See also: emancipate
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emancipate someone from someone or something

to free someone from someone or something. The president emancipated the slaves from their bondage. The planter emancipated Fred from slavery long before the law was written.
See also: emancipate
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The informal sector emancipates her from such traditional Black women's roles as mother and domestic worker.
The only authentic solution to this quandary, of course, is to emancipate our nation from the UN and evict the body from our shores--an approach not in favor with the globalist clique controlling the Bush administration.
Sexual predators determined to overcome the obstacle of parental authority are eagerly promoting similar efforts to "emancipate" children today.
for political and social historians such apparent frivolity is out of keeping with the struggle of the lower orders to emancipate themselves."(p.
The proclamation did not emancipate any slaves in those portions of the Confederacy that the Union army had already reconquered, including all of Tennessee and large portions of Virginia and Louisiana." In other words, the Emancipation Proclamation was an ultimatum delivered to the seceding states rather than a presidential decree freeing slaves everywhere.
There's a long way to go, obviously, but this is still very encouraging in light of the fact that this bill is the first serious legislative effort to emancipate our nation from the UN.
A few slaves might accumulate sufficient cash to buy their freedom or emancipate loved ones.
To make this staggering assertion work, Hansen overlooks a generation of scholars who have shown that throughout the 19th and early 20th century mass movements to emancipate immigrant workers, women and African Americans were framed in a republican language hostile to monopoly capital.
His will left most of his wealth to his first eight children, but the most valuable property was to be sold and the money used to purchase and emancipate Hannah, his second wife, and her four children.
It was, therefore, not coincidental that legatees began to question parental decisions to emancipate when their own inheritances were markedly diminished.
Hurston's narrative choices and structures in the text, suggests Duplessis, reinforce the notion of (Black) "women's culture" as "a binding force." Dolan Hubbard's article explores Hurston's uses of "church and extrachurch" modes of expression to narrate "the emergence of a female self in a male-dominated world." As Janie Crawford, the protagonist, appropriates sermonic language and the authority inherent in it, Hubbard claims that she emancipates herself, converts and empowers her friend Pheoby, and achieves communal intimacy.
Rather, CRT is a bona fide and avant-garde movement that leads to praxis--explicitly and courageously speaking to the injustices that prohibit people of color from exercising freedoms that whites have come to enjoy--that emancipates oppressed persons from a life of destituteness.
Aidoo rejected the argument that Western education emancipates African women.