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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deprive, strip, divestverb

    take away possessions from someone

    "The Nazis stripped the Jews of all their assets"

  2. depriveverb

    keep from having, keeping, or obtaining

  3. deprive, impoverishverb

    take away


  1. depriveverb

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

    Etymology: From deprivare, from de- + privare

Webster Dictionary

  1. Depriveverb

    to take away; to put an end; to destroy

  2. Depriveverb

    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. Depriveverb

    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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  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. Anuj Somany:

    A guy who does not feel shy, shame & guilt to speak relentlessly lie in every pie of information has a promising career to reach position very high in the field of politics and journalism. If he also wants to live life king size, fly often in sky, always enjoy at others expenses, first deprive and then pretend to cry over that matter, think selfishly in terms of I,ME & MY then he can also become head of the nation or private organization.

  2. Ron DeSantis:

    If the legislature goes down that route I think that would be very beneficial, it would strike a good balance between penalizing the politicians who flouted the law but also not doing that in a way that’s ham handed and may deprive some innocent school kid of the ability to participate in a certain program.

  3. Mu Sochua:

    Still maintaining the same plan: Cambodia by land, hun Sen cannot deprive us & the people the right to return. Open the border.

  4. Zareh Ghazarian:

    If( Independents) were to win their seats, not only does it make the job for Liberal Party harder to maintain government, but Liberal Party will also deprive them of potential leadership options in the future, so it's a big stakes issue for the coalition.

  5. Paul. F. Meekin:

    I see that the house lights are still on. Let us not deprive the neighbours any longer of the chance to deplore how drunk I am."

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    • C. indiscernible
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