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Meaning of DEPRIVE

Pronunciation:  di'prIv

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  take away
  2. [v]  keep from having, keeping, or obtaining
  3. [v]  take away possessions from someone; "The Nazis stripped the Jews of all their assets"

DEPRIVE is a 7 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: divest, impoverish, strip
 Antonyms: enrich
 See Also: ablactate, bereave, bilk, clean, clean out, decline, disarm, disenfranchise, disestablish, disfranchise, disinherit, disown, dispossess, dock, expropriate, famish, impoverish, keep back, orphan, starve, take, tongue-tie, unarm, unclothe, unsex, wean, withhold, worsen



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.]

         'Tis honor to deprive dishonored life. --Shak.

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

         God hath deprived her of wisdom.      --Job xxxix.

         It was seldom that anger deprived him of power over
         himself.                              --Macaulay.

3. To divest of office; to depose; to dispossess of dignity,
   especially ecclesiastical.

         A miniser deprived for inconformity.  --Bacon.

Syn: To strip; despoil; rob; abridge.

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