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enfranchise

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Voting
enfranchiseen‧fran‧chise /ɪnˈfræntʃaɪz/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 PPVto give a group of people the right to vote opp disenfranchiseenfranchisement /-tʃɪz- $ -tʃaɪz-/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 the enfranchisement of EU citizensenfranchised adjective 🔊 newly enfranchised shareholders
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Examples from the Corpus
enfranchiseSouth Africa's new constitution enfranchised 28 million blacks.The ruling countered moves in both Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein to enfranchise certain categories of foreigners in local elections.This legislation enfranchised many thousands of people.Nor was it in 1967, when decisions to disenfranchise as well as to enfranchise were a possibility.The group works in developing countries to increase literacy and enfranchise women.
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Verb table
enfranchise
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyenfranchise
he, she, itenfranchises
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyenfranchised
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave enfranchised
he, she, ithas enfranchised
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad enfranchised
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill enfranchise
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have enfranchised
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam enfranchising
he, she, itis enfranchising
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you, we, theyare enfranchising
Past
I, he, she, itwas enfranchising
you, we, theywere enfranchising
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been enfranchising
he, she, ithas been enfranchising
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been enfranchising
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be enfranchising
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been enfranchising
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