- Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
|part of speech:
||deprives, depriving, deprived
||to take a possession or attribute away from; divest of.
The hurricane deprived many residents of their homes.The factory's closing deprived workers of their livelihoods.
- bereave, deny, refuse, strip, withhold
- enrich, provide
- similar words:
- abridge, confiscate, dispossess, divest, mulct, seize, take, wrest
||to prevent from having or enjoying; deny.
Excessive homework deprives children of time with their families.The oppressive government deprived the people of their basic rights.
||deprivable (adj.), depriver (n.)