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Difference between Give someone freedom and Give someone his freedom

give someone freedom

1. allow a person to do what he wants:

  • They gave him freedom to go anywhere on his scooter provided he informed them first.

2. (of a prisoner or slave) make free:

  • Augustus in a dearth, gave freedom to twenty thousand slaves.

give someone his freedom

1.= give someone freedom 2:

  • They were in favor of arming the negroes, putting them in the Southern army, and at the same time giving them their freedom.

2. agree to a divorce:

  • It seems foolish not to give John his freedom; if that’s what he really wants.