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Definitions for deprive
dɪˈpraɪvde·prive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deprive, strip, divest(verb)

    take away possessions from someone

    "The Nazis stripped the Jews of all their assets"

  2. deprive(verb)

    keep from having, keeping, or obtaining

  3. deprive, impoverish(verb)

    take away

Wiktionary

  1. deprive(Verb)

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

    Etymology: From deprivare, from de- + privare

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deprive(verb)

    to take away; to put an end; to destroy

  2. Deprive(verb)

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

  3. Deprive(verb)

    to divest of office; to depose; to dispossess of dignity, especially ecclesiastical

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Deprive

    de-prīv′, v.t. to take away from one his own: in take from: to dispossess: to degrade (a clergyman) from office: to bereave.—n. Deprivā′tion, act of depriving: state of being deprived: degradation from office: loss: bereavement: suffering from hardship.—adj. Depriv′ative.—n. Deprive′ment. [Low L. deprivāre, to degrade—L. de, from, and privāre, to deprive—privus, one's own.]

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    Rank popularity for the word 'deprive' in Verbs Frequency: #925

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of deprive in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of deprive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of deprive in a Sentence

  1. Burke:

    Superstition is the religion of feeble minds; and they must be tolerated in an admixture of it in some trifling or enthusiastic shape or other; else you will deprive weak minds of a resource found necessary to the strongest.

  2. Energy Diplomacy Robin Dunnigan:

    Cutting off all gas transit through Ukraine would deprive it of $2.2 billion in annual revenue.

  3. George Mason:

    All men are created equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights, of which they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity; among which are the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing the obtaining of happiness and safety.

  4. Keir Starmer:

    We're not going to vote with Boris Johnson today to deprive ourselves of the opportunity to complete the business that we've just seized control of the house to do.

  5. Federico Fellni:

    I claim the right to contradict myself. I don't want to deprive myself of the right to talk nonsense, and I ask humbly to be allowed to be wrong sometimes.

Images & Illustrations of deprive

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    either of two different animal or plant species living in close association but not interdependent
    • A. usurious
    • B. commensal
    • C. flabby
    • D. lank

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