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Aug 12, 2014
This week's theme
Verbs derived from body parts

This week's words
inveigle
emancipate
capitulate
inculcate
ruminate

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emancipate

PRONUNCIATION:
(i-MAN-suh-payt)

MEANING:
verb tr.: To set free.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin emancipare (to set free), from ex- (out) + mancipium (slave), from manus (hand) + capere (to take). Earliest documented use: 1605.

USAGE:
"But the larger picture is to urgently emancipate women from the clutches of poor self-esteem. The more they are encouraged to view violence against them as unacceptable, the more they can contribute to ending this social scourge."
Violence Against Women Posts Disturbing Numbers; Gulf News (Dubai); May 20, 2014.

See more usage examples of emancipate in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
It has always seemed strange to me that in our endless discussions about education so little stress is laid on the pleasure of becoming an educated person, the enormous interest it adds to life. To be able to be caught up into the world of thought -- that is to be educated. -Edith Hamilton, educator and writer (1867-1963)

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