give (one) (one's) freedom

(redirected from give them their freedom)

give (one) (one's) freedom

To free or release one from something, such as a situation or agreement. If you're not in love with Gloria, then you need to give her her freedom—it's only fair. This living arrangement just isn't working out—I have to give Ben his freedom.
See also: freedom, give

give one one's freedom

to set someone free; to divorce someone. Mrs. Brown wanted to give her husband his freedom. Well, Tom, I hate to break it to you this way, but I have decided to give you your freedom.
See also: freedom, give, one
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I think they all want reminding about who helped to give them their freedom in two world wars.
Buying slaves to give them their freedom perpetuates the practice, keeps the price up (CSI pays up to $75 Cdn.