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deprive

de·prive

deprive

 
 
pronunciation:
dih praIv
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: deprived, deprives, depriving
definition 1: 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.
synonyms:
bereave, deny, refuse, strip, withhold
antonyms:
enrich, provide
similar words:
abridge, confiscate, dispossess, divest, mulct, seize, take, wrest
definition 2: 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.
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derivations: deprivable (adj.), depriver (n.)
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