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verb as in disempower

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Example Sentences

While there are outliers, we have unfortunately left major demographic groups behind, even disenfranchised them.

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Working together today, we can begin to repair the damage of decades of disenfranchising minority groups.

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I really think disenfranchising that entire population — we’re in real danger of that at this point.

He said the weighted vote disenfranchises over 1 million residents represented by those board members.

The city of San Diego faces the dual crisis of severe budget cuts and a growing demand to increase spending on communities that have been historically disenfranchised.

Translation: Disenfranchise voters who traditionally are part of the Democratic coalition, namely minorities.

The Advancement Project says these laws could potentially disenfranchise tens of thousands of minority voters.

He implied that the opponents who are calling for him to drop out of the race are seeking to disenfranchise the voters.

Partisan voter ID laws would disenfranchise a huge number of poor, young, elderly, and minority voters.

But, my bet is she will disenfranchise many moderate Republicans (like me) and turn off independents.

Not only this, but he proposed to the provincial assembly a measure to disenfranchise all persons who have concubines.

They effectively discount any and all other means of acquiring knowledge, and totally disenfranchise individuals who cannot read.

The whole thing is gone, and for my part I wish they'd disenfranchise the borough.

I wish they'd disenfranchise the whole country, and send us a military governor.


On this page you'll find 10 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to disenfranchise, such as: weaken, deprive, oppress, marginalize, and subjugate.

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