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Meaning of deprive by Wiktionary Dictionary



    From Latin deprivare, from de- + privare


    • ( UK ) IPA: /dɪˈpraɪv/
    • ( US ) IPA: /dəˈprɑɪv/, /dɪˈprɑɪv/


    deprive ( third-person singular simple present deprives present participle depriving, simple past and past participle deprived )

    1. To take something away ( かつ keep it away ); deny someone of something.

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Explanation of deprive by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. take away

    2. keep from having, keeping, or obtaining

    3. take away possessions from someone

    Definition of deprive by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Deprive v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deprived ; p. pr. & vb. n. Depriving.] [LL. deprivare, deprivatium, to divest of office; L. de- + privare to bereave, deprive: cf. OF. depriver. See Private.]
      1. To take away; to put an end; to destroy. [Obs.]

      'Tis honor to deprive dishonored life. Shak.

      2. To dispossess; to bereave; to divest; to hinder from possessing; to debar; to shut out from; -- with a remoter object, usually preceded by of.

      God hath deprived her of wisdom. Job xxxix. 17.

      It was seldom that anger deprived him of power over himself. Macaulay.

      3. To divest of office; to depose; to dispossess of dignity, especially ecclesiastical.

      A minister deprived for inconformity. Bacon.

      Syn. -- To strip; despoil; rob; abridge.