deprive

  • 1 deprive of — [phrasal verb] deprive (someone or something) of (something) : to take something away from someone or something : to not allow (someone or something) to have or keep (something) The change in her status deprived her of access to classified… …

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  • 2 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

  • 3 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

  • 4 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… …

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  • 5 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

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

    Law dictionary

  • 7 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

  • 8 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.… …

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  • 9 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… …

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  • 10 deprive */ — 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… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 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

  • 12 deprive — deprivable, adj. deprival, n. deprivative /di priv euh tiv/, adj. depriver, n. /di pruyv /, v.t., deprived, depriving. 1. to remove or withhold something from the enjoyment or possession of (a person or persons): to deprive a man of life; to… …

    Universalium

  • 13 deprive — de|prive [dıˈpraıv] v deprive of [deprive sb of sth] phr v [Date: 1300 1400; : Medieval Latin; Origin: deprivare, from Latin privare to deprive ] to prevent someone from having something, especially something that they need or should have ▪ A lot …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 deprive — de|prive [ dı praıv ] verb transitive * 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 …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 deprive — de•prive [[t]dɪˈpraɪv[/t]] v. t. prived, priv•ing 1) to divest of something possessed or enjoyed; dispossess; strip 2) to keep from possessing or enjoying something withheld: to deprive a child of affection[/ex] 3) to remove from office •… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 deprive — /dəˈpraɪv / (say duh pruyv) verb (t) (deprived, depriving) 1. to divest of something possessed or enjoyed; dispossess; strip; bereave. 2. to keep (a person, etc.) from possessing or enjoying something withheld. 3. to remove (an ecclesiastic) from …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 deprive — transitive verb (deprived; depriving) Etymology: Middle English depriven, from Anglo French depriver, from Medieval Latin deprivare, from Latin de + privare to deprive more at private Date: 14th century 1. obsolete remove …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 deprive of — phr verb Deprive of is used with these nouns as the object: ↑liberty, ↑nourishment, ↑oxygen …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 19 deprive — Synonyms and related words: abridge, bankrupt, bare, bereave, bleed, boot, bounce, break, bump, bust, can, cashier, curtail, cut off, defrock, degrade, demote, denudate, denude, deny, deplume, depose, deprive of, disbar, discharge, disemploy,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 deprive — [[t]dɪpra͟ɪv[/t]] deprives, depriving, deprived VERB If you deprive someone of something that they want or need, you take it away from them, or you prevent them from having it. [V n of n] The disintegration of the Soviet Union deprived western… …

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