V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. having citizenship or the right to vote; 2. freed from slavery
Synonyms: freed, liberated, emancipated, authorized, sanctioned
Tips: Enfranchised is formed from the word franchise, which can refer to the right to vote. Enfranchised is also a verb in the past tense or past perfect. The related adjective disenfranchised is used to describe people who were not given the right to vote or from whom that right was taken away.
The newly enfranchised citizens voted en masse on election day. (liberated, having the right to vote) adjective
The refugees wanted to be safe first and enfranchised as soon as possible. (freed, made citizens) verb
They claimed to be disenfranchised on election day, but in reality, they got lost and didn't make it to the polls on time. (not allowed to vote) verb
Women were finally enfranchised in the U.S. in the 1920's. (given the right to vote, authorized) verb
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