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disenfranchise (Also disenfranchising, disenfranchised, disenfranchises) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to disenfranchise

right

  • noun an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature; it is something that nobody can take away"
    • they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights
    • Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people"- Eleanor Roosevelt
    • a right is not something that somebody gives you
  • noun location near or direction toward the right side; i.e. the side to the south when a person or object faces east
    • he stood on the right

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disowning

  • noun refusal to acknowledge as one's own
    disownment.
  • verb prevent deliberately (as by making a will) from inheriting
    disown; disinherit.

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deal

  • noun a particular instance of buying or selling
    business deal; trade.
    • it was a package deal
    • I had no further trade with him
    • he's a master of the business deal
  • noun an agreement between parties (usually arrived at after discussion) fixing obligations of each
    bargain.
    • he made a bargain with the devil
    • he rose to prominence through a series of shady deals

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give

  • noun the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
    spring; springiness.
  • verb cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense
    • She gave him a black eye
    • The draft gave me a cold

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previously

  • adverb at an earlier time or formerly
    antecedently.
    • she had previously lived in Chicago
    • he was previously president of a bank
    • better than anything previously proposed
    • a previously unquestioned attitude
    • antecedently arranged

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weaning

  • noun the act of substituting other food for the mother's milk in the diet of a child or young mammal
    ablactation.
  • verb gradually deprive (infants and young mammals) of mother's milk
    wean; ablactate.
    • she weaned her baby when he was 3 months old and started him on powdered milk
    • The kitten was weaned and fed by its owner with a bottle

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universal

  • noun (linguistics) a grammatical rule (or other linguistic feature) that is found in all languages
    linguistic universal.
  • noun (logic) a proposition that asserts something of all members of a class
    universal proposition.

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manage

  • verb be successful; achieve a goal
    negociate; bring off; carry off; pull off.
    • She succeeded in persuading us all
    • I managed to carry the box upstairs
    • She pulled it off, even though we never thought her capable of it
    • The pianist negociated the difficult runs
  • verb be in charge of, act on, or dispose of
    handle; deal; care.
    • I can deal with this crew of workers
    • This blender can't handle nuts
    • She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old

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reduce

  • verb cut down on; make a reduction in
    trim; cut; cut back; bring down; cut down; trim down; trim back.
    • reduce your daily fat intake
    • The employer wants to cut back health benefits
  • verb make less complex
    • reduce a problem to a single question

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underprivileged

  • adjective lacking the rights and advantages of other members of society

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deprive

  • verb take away possessions from someone
    divest; strip.
    • The Nazis stripped the Jews of all their assets
  • verb keep from having, keeping, or obtaining

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franchise

  • noun an authorization to sell a company's goods or services in a particular place
  • noun a business established or operated under an authorization to sell or distribute a company's goods or services in a particular area
    dealership.

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cease

  • noun (`cease' is a noun only in the phrase `without cease') end
  • verb put an end to a state or an activity
    quit; discontinue; lay off; stop; give up.
    • Quit teasing your little brother

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strip

  • noun a relatively long narrow piece of something
    • he felt a flat strip of muscle
  • noun artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material
    slip.

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vote

  • noun a choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative
    voting; ballot; balloting.
    • there were only 17 votes in favor of the motion
    • they allowed just one vote per person
  • noun the opinion of a group as determined by voting
    • they put the question to a vote

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misconduct

  • noun bad or dishonest management by persons supposed to act on another's behalf
  • noun activity that transgresses moral or civil law
    wrongful conduct; wrongdoing; actus reus.
    • he denied any wrongdoing

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disown

  • verb prevent deliberately (as by making a will) from inheriting
    disinherit.
  • verb cast off
    repudiate; renounce.
    • She renounced her husband
    • The parents repudiated their son

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disenfranchised

  • adjective deprived of the rights of citizenship especially the right to vote
    voiceless; disfranchised; voteless.
    • labor was voiceless
    • disenfrenchised masses took to the streets
  • verb deprive of voting rights
    disfranchise; disenfranchise.

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quit

  • verb put an end to a state or an activity
    discontinue; lay off; stop; give up; cease.
    • Quit teasing your little brother
  • verb give up or retire from a position
    step down; leave office; resign.
    • The Secretary of the Navy will leave office next month
    • The chairman resigned over the financial scandal

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supervising

  • noun management by overseeing the performance or operation of a person or group
    oversight; superintendence; supervision.
  • verb watch and direct
    oversee; superintend; manage; supervise.
    • Who is overseeing this project?

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beggar

  • noun a pauper who lives by begging
    mendicant.
  • verb be beyond the resources of
    • This beggars description!

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bankrupt

  • noun someone who has insufficient assets to cover their debts
    insolvent.
  • verb reduce to bankruptcy
    break; smash; ruin.
    • My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!
    • The slump in the financial markets smashed him

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ruin

  • noun an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction
    ruination.
    • you have brought ruin on this entire family
  • noun a ruined building
    • they explored several Roman ruins

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give_up

  • verb lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime
    throw overboard; forego; forfeit; waive; forgo.
    • you've forfeited your right to name your successor
    • forfeited property
  • verb give up with the intent of never claiming again
    abandon.
    • Abandon your life to God
    • She gave up her children to her ex-husband when she moved to Tahiti
    • We gave the drowning victim up for dead

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lay_off

  • verb put an end to a state or an activity
    quit; discontinue; stop; give up; cease.
    • Quit teasing your little brother
  • verb dismiss, usually for economic reasons
    furlough.
    • She was laid off together with hundreds of other workers when the company downsized

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disfranchisement

  • noun the discontinuation of a franchise; especially the discontinuation of the right to vote

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tie

  • noun neckwear consisting of a long narrow piece of material worn (mostly by men) under a collar and tied in knot at the front
    necktie.
    • he stood in front of the mirror tightening his necktie
    • he wore a vest and tie
  • noun a social or business relationship
    affiliation; tie-up; association.
    • a valuable financial affiliation
    • he was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team
    • many close associations with England

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care

  • noun the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
    aid; tending; attention.
    • no medical care was required
    • the old car needs constant attention
  • noun judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger
    precaution; caution; forethought.
    • he exercised caution in opening the door
    • he handled the vase with care

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starve

  • verb be hungry; go without food
    famish; hunger.
    • Let's eat--I'm starving!
  • verb die of food deprivation
    famish.
    • The political prisoners starved to death
    • Many famished in the countryside during the drought

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starving

  • noun the act of depriving of food or subjecting to famine
    starvation.
    • the besiegers used starvation to induce surrender
    • they were charged with the starvation of children in their care
  • verb be hungry; go without food
    starve; famish; hunger.
    • Let's eat--I'm starving!

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handle

  • noun the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it
    grip; hold; handgrip.
    • he grabbed the hammer by the handle
    • it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip
  • verb be in charge of, act on, or dispose of
    manage; deal; care.
    • I can deal with this crew of workers
    • This blender can't handle nuts
    • She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old

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finance

  • noun the commercial activity of providing funds and capital
  • noun the branch of economics that studies the management of money and other assets

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smash

  • noun a vigorous blow
    knock; bang; belt; bash.
    • the sudden knock floored him
    • he took a bash right in his face
    • he got a bang on the head
  • noun a serious collision (especially of motor vehicles)
    smash-up.

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superintend

  • verb watch and direct
    oversee; manage; supervise.
    • Who is overseeing this project?

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wean

  • verb gradually deprive (infants and young mammals) of mother's milk
    ablactate.
    • she weaned her baby when he was 3 months old and started him on powdered milk
    • The kitten was weaned and fed by its owner with a bottle
  • verb detach the affections of

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famish

  • verb be hungry; go without food
    starve; hunger.
    • Let's eat--I'm starving!
  • verb deprive of food
    starve.
    • They starved the prisoners

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stop

  • noun the event of something ending
    halt.
    • it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill
  • noun the act of stopping something
    stoppage.
    • the third baseman made some remarkable stops
    • his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood

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disadvantaged

  • adjective satellite marked by deprivation especially of the necessities of life or healthful environmental influences
    deprived.
    • a childhood that was unhappy and deprived, the family living off charity
    • boys from a deprived environment, wherein the family life revealed a pattern of neglect, moral degradation, and disregard for law
  • verb put at a disadvantage; hinder, harm
    disfavor; disfavour; disadvantage.
    • This rule clearly disadvantages me

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dismount

  • noun the act of dismounting (a horse or bike etc.)
  • verb alight from (a horse)
    light; unhorse; get off; get down.

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enfranchise

  • verb grant freedom to; as from slavery or servitude
    affranchise.
    • Slaves were enfranchised in the mid-19th century
  • verb grant voting rights

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supervise

  • verb watch and direct
    oversee; superintend; manage.
    • Who is overseeing this project?
  • verb keep tabs on; keep an eye on; keep under surveillance
    monitor.
    • we are monitoring the air quality
    • the police monitor the suspect's moves

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disenfranchisement

  • noun the act of withdrawing certification or terminating a franchise

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represented

  • adjective represented accurately or precisely
    delineate; delineated.
  • verb take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to
    represent; correspond; stand for.
    • Because of the sound changes in the course of history, an 'h' in Greek stands for an 's' in Latin

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steering

  • noun the act of guiding or showing the way
    guidance.
  • noun the act of setting and holding a course
    guidance; direction.
    • a new council was installed under the direction of the king

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disinherit

  • verb prevent deliberately (as by making a will) from inheriting
    disown.

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discontinue

  • verb put an end to a state or an activity
    quit; lay off; stop; give up; cease.
    • Quit teasing your little brother
  • verb come to or be at an end
    • the support from our sponsoring agency will discontinue after March 31

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break

  • noun some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity
    interruption.
    • the telephone is an annoying interruption
    • there was a break in the action when a player was hurt
  • noun an unexpected piece of good luck
    good luck; happy chance.
    • he finally got his big break

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conducting

  • noun the way of administering a business
  • noun the direction of an orchestra or choir
    • he does not use a baton for conducting

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handling

  • noun manual (or mechanical) carrying or moving or delivering or working with something
  • noun the action of touching with the hands (or the skillful use of the hands) or by the use of mechanical means
    manipulation.

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off

  • verb kill intentionally and with premeditation
    murder; slay; dispatch; remove; hit; bump off; polish off.
    • The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered
  • adjective not in operation or operational
    • the oven is off
    • the lights are off

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dock

  • noun an enclosure in a court of law where the defendant sits during the trial
  • noun any of certain coarse weedy plants with long taproots, sometimes used as table greens or in folk medicine
    sorrel; sour grass.

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oversee

  • verb watch and direct
    superintend; manage; supervise.
    • Who is overseeing this project?

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suffrage

  • noun a legal right guaranteed by the 15th amendment to the US Constitution; guaranteed to women by the 19th amendment
    right to vote; vote.
    • American women got the vote in 1920

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bilk

  • verb cheat somebody out of what is due, especially money
  • verb hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
    thwart; cross; frustrate; baffle; foil; spoil; queer; scotch.
    • What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge
    • foil your opponent

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up

  • verb raise
    • up the ante
  • adjective being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level
    • the anchor is up
    • the sun is up
    • he lay face up
    • he is up by a pawn
    • the market is up
    • the corn is up

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universal_suffrage

  • noun suffrage for all adults who are not disqualified by the laws of the country

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ablactate

  • verb gradually deprive (infants and young mammals) of mother's milk
    wean.
    • she weaned her baby when he was 3 months old and started him on powdered milk
    • The kitten was weaned and fed by its owner with a bottle

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tongue-tie

  • verb deprive of speech
    • When he met his idol, the young man was tongue-tied

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divest

  • verb take away possessions from someone
    deprive; strip.
    • The Nazis stripped the Jews of all their assets
  • verb deprive of status or authority
    disinvest.
    • he was divested of his rights and his title
    • They disinvested themselves of their rights

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tongue

  • noun a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity
    clapper; lingua; glossa.
  • noun a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language
    natural language.

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break_off

  • verb interrupt before its natural or planned end
    break short; cut short.
    • We had to cut short our vacation
  • verb prevent completion
    break; stop; discontinue.
    • stop the project
    • break off the negotiations

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lay

  • noun a narrative song with a recurrent refrain
    ballad.
  • noun a narrative poem of popular origin
    ballad.

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