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UK [dɪˈpraɪv] / US verb [transitive]
Word forms "deprive":
present tense I/you/we/they deprive he/she/it deprives present participle depriving past tense deprived past participle deprived
if you deprive someone of something, you take it away from them or prevent them from having it
deprive someone of something:

As a child he had been deprived of love and attention.

The courts cannot deprive me of the right to see my child.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • deprive — de·prive vt de·prived, de·priv·ing: to take away or withhold something from no person shall...be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law U.S. Constitution amend. V dep·ri·va·tion /ˌde prə vā shən, ˌdē ˌprī / n Merriam… …   Law dictionary

  • Deprive — De*prive , 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.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deprive — [dē prīv′, diprīv′] vt. deprived, depriving [ME depriven < ML(Ec) deprivare < L de , intens. + privare, to deprive, separate: see PRIVATE] 1. to take something away from forcibly; dispossess [to deprive someone of his property] 2. to keep… …   English World dictionary

  • deprive — ► VERB ▪ prevent from possessing, using, or enjoying something: the city was deprived of its water supply. ORIGIN Latin deprivare, from privare bereave, deprive …   English terms dictionary

  • deprive of — index abridge (divest), adeem, confiscate, distrain, impound, seize (confiscate) Burton s Legal Thesaurus …   Law dictionary

  • deprive — mid 14c., from O.Fr. depriver, from M.L. deprivare, from L. de entirely (see DE (Cf. de )) + privare release from (see PRIVATE (Cf. private)). Replaced O.E. bedælan. Related: Depriving …   Etymology dictionary

  • deprive — [v] keep or take away something wanted, needed bankrupt, bare, bereave, denude, despoil, disinherit, dismantle, dispossess, disrobe, divest, dock, expropriate, hold back, lose, oust, rob, seize, skim, stiff, strip, wrest; concepts 121,142 Ant.… …   New thesaurus

  • Deprive — To deprive a person is an intransitive verb, which can mean: In the Law Child neglect To deprive some person of life, liberty, or property To deprive someone of a peerage, see Titles Deprivation Act 1917 To be deprived of property, see Provident… …   Wikipedia

  • deprive — v. (d; tr.) to deprive of (to deprive smb. of everything) * * * [dɪ praɪv] (d; tr.) to deprive of (to deprive smb. of everything) …   Combinatory dictionary

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