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be·reave

bereave

 
pronunciation:
b riv
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: bereaves, bereaving, bereaved, bereft
definition 1: to deprive and make mournful (usu. fol. by "of").
The hurricane bereaved her of her family.
similar words:
deprive
definition 2: to deprive or strip away from, as by force or tribulation.
The invaders bereaved the villagers of their homes and possessions.The war bereaved us of all hope.
similar words:
deprive
derivations: bereavement (n.), bereaver (n.)