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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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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 main task of the newly emancipated was to locate family members from whom they had been separated under slavery.
Likewise, Ranciere's ideas about an active "emancipated spectator," intellectually and ideologically freed from the shackles of mainstream commodification and right-wing reification, have been around at least since the days of Piscator, Brecht, and Artaud.
We collected scale samples from fish that were Floy-tagged and examined a stratified sample of the scales to determine the age structure of emancipated Coho Salmon juveniles.
A lot of women claim to be independent and emancipated, but yet they expect their men to dish out for their expenses.
Each of these representations is expressed with linked to the different hegemonic and emancipated dimensions.
He gives special attention to black residents of northeast Florida who emancipated themselves once protected by Union forces, and many of whom enlisted in the infantry and later captured and occupied Jacksonville.
Guardians are also required to notify the department within 30 days of the child graduating from high school (or equivalent), entering into marriage, enlisting in the military, or becoming an emancipated minor.
He emancipated the socially marginalized and disenfranchised people of his time through his educational vision and practice.
(3) Most minors reach the age of majority at eighteen without being emancipated. Emancipation, however, plays an important role in the law of persons.
Here is an excerpt: "Our people have to be emancipated from such naming habits that, without doubt, psychologically compromise the children in later life and further damage their already fractured identity." Sir, it seems you are a tragic example of the truth of your own words.
Many of her works explore the contradictory attractions of emancipated female roles and her romantic dreams postulated by popular and traditional culture, simultaneously questioning how to be an artist in such a situation.
The picture of her emancipated body in the Record was sickening.
Youths 17 or 18 years of age, "emancipated" from foster care, had high rates of homelessness, according to a report in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine (Oct.
In Part Two, Aguirre looks at how authorities and intellectuals viewed Indians, blacks, emancipated slaves, Chinese immigrant workers (coolies), vagrants and the working poor, and he argues that class and racial biases affected interpretations of criminal behavior.
They also wanted to deny the right to vote to those who had supported the Confederacy, to mobilize the recently emancipated slaves on behalf of Radical Republican candidates and causes by promising them property that would be then confiscated from the former Confederates, to deny the Southern states congressional representation in Washington, and to install puppet state governments subservient to the Radical Republicans.