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en·fran·chise

 (ĕn-frăn′chīz′)
tr.v. en·fran·chised, en·fran·chis·ing, en·fran·chis·es
1. To endow with the rights of citizenship, especially the right to vote.
2. To free, as from bondage.
3. To bestow a franchise on.

[Middle English enfraunchisen, from Old French enfranchir, enfranchiss-, to set free : en-, intensive pref.; see en-1 + franchir (from franc, free; see frank1).]

en·fran′chise′ment n.

enfranchise

(ɪnˈfræntʃaɪz)
vb (tr)
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) to grant the power of voting to, esp as a right of citizenship
2. to liberate, as from servitude
3. (Law) (in England) to invest (a town, city, etc) with the right to be represented in Parliament
4. (Law) English law to convert (leasehold) to freehold
enˈfranchisement n
enˈfranchiser n

en•fran•chise

(ɛnˈfræn tʃaɪz)

v.t. -chised, -chis•ing.
1. to admit to citizenship, esp. to the right of voting.
2. to endow (a city, constituency, etc.) with municipal or parliamentary rights.
3. to set free; liberate, as from slavery.
[1505–15; < Middle French, Old French enfranchiss- (long s. of enfranchir to free) =en- en-1 + franch- free (see frank1) + iss- -ish2]
en•fran′chise•ment (-tʃaɪz mənt, -tʃɪz-) n.
en•fran′chis•er, n.

enfranchise


Past participle: enfranchised
Gerund: enfranchising

Imperative
enfranchise
enfranchise
Present
I enfranchise
you enfranchise
he/she/it enfranchises
we enfranchise
you enfranchise
they enfranchise
Preterite
I enfranchised
you enfranchised
he/she/it enfranchised
we enfranchised
you enfranchised
they enfranchised
Present Continuous
I am enfranchising
you are enfranchising
he/she/it is enfranchising
we are enfranchising
you are enfranchising
they are enfranchising
Present Perfect
I have enfranchised
you have enfranchised
he/she/it has enfranchised
we have enfranchised
you have enfranchised
they have enfranchised
Past Continuous
I was enfranchising
you were enfranchising
he/she/it was enfranchising
we were enfranchising
you were enfranchising
they were enfranchising
Past Perfect
I had enfranchised
you had enfranchised
he/she/it had enfranchised
we had enfranchised
you had enfranchised
they had enfranchised
Future
I will enfranchise
you will enfranchise
he/she/it will enfranchise
we will enfranchise
you will enfranchise
they will enfranchise
Future Perfect
I will have enfranchised
you will have enfranchised
he/she/it will have enfranchised
we will have enfranchised
you will have enfranchised
they will have enfranchised
Future Continuous
I will be enfranchising
you will be enfranchising
he/she/it will be enfranchising
we will be enfranchising
you will be enfranchising
they will be enfranchising
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been enfranchising
you have been enfranchising
he/she/it has been enfranchising
we have been enfranchising
you have been enfranchising
they have been enfranchising
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been enfranchising
you will have been enfranchising
he/she/it will have been enfranchising
we will have been enfranchising
you will have been enfranchising
they will have been enfranchising
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been enfranchising
you had been enfranchising
he/she/it had been enfranchising
we had been enfranchising
you had been enfranchising
they had been enfranchising
Conditional
I would enfranchise
you would enfranchise
he/she/it would enfranchise
we would enfranchise
you would enfranchise
they would enfranchise
Past Conditional
I would have enfranchised
you would have enfranchised
he/she/it would have enfranchised
we would have enfranchised
you would have enfranchised
they would have enfranchised
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.enfranchise - grant freedom toenfranchise - grant freedom to; as from slavery or servitude; "Slaves were enfranchised in the mid-19th century"
set free, liberate - grant freedom to; "The students liberated their slaves upon graduating from the university"
2.enfranchise - grant voting rights
accord, allot, grant - allow to have; "grant a privilege"
disenfranchise, disfranchise - deprive of voting rights

enfranchise

verb give the vote, give voting rights, grant suffrage, grant the franchise, grant voting rights The city's foreign residents are being enfranchised.
Translations

enfranchise

[ɪnˈfræntʃaɪz] VT (Pol) → conceder el derecho de voto a; (= free) → emancipar; [+ slave] → liberar

enfranchise

[ɪnˈfræntʃaɪz] vt
(= give right to vote to) → accorder le droit de vote à
(= set free) → affranchir

enfranchise

vt
(= give vote to)das Wahlrecht geben or erteilen (+dat); to be enfranchisedwahlberechtigt sein
(= set free) slavesfreilassen

enfranchise

[ɪnˈfræntʃaɪz] vt (frm) (give vote to) → concedere il diritto di voto a; (set free) → affrancare
References in classic literature ?
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The conference hosted by Microsoft and the European Disability Forum (EDF) centered on discussions on technology and legislation both to enfranchise voters by enabling accessibility to vote, and providing more innovative engagement and information channels.
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Let me say emphatically that the purpose of the column was not to curtail free speech or enfranchise political correctness.
Efforts were made to enfranchise internally displaced voters who often had no identification papers.
A group of conservative lawmakers from both ruling and opposition parties on Saturday voiced their opposition to proposed legislation to enfranchise permanent foreign residents for local elections.
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