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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.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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How to say deprive in sign language?

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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. Richard Ferber:

    Young children need to nap for optimal performance, you don't want to sleep deprive them to see if they can sleep deeper at night, you want them to sleep the best way.

  2. 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.

  3. Thomas Jefferson:

    To your request of my opinion of the manner in which a newspaper should be conducted, so as to be most useful, I should answer, by restraining it to true facts & sound principles only. Yet I fear such a paper would find few subscribers. It is a melancholy truth, that a suppression of the press could not more compleatly deprive the nation of it's benefits, than is done by it's abandoned prostitution to falsehood.

  4. Wallace Stevens:

    To name an object is to deprive a poem of three-fourths of its pleasure, which consists in a little-by-little guessing game; the ideal is to suggest.

  5. Ron Desantis:

    But if they were, I would want them playing, and if they bring something back to the house, as much as I wouldn't want that, I would rather take that risk than deprive them of the opportunity to do things like this.

Images & Illustrations of deprive

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