deprive
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /dɪˈpɹaɪv/
Verb

deprive (deprives, present participle depriving; past and past participle deprived)

  1. (transitive) To take something away from (someone) and keep it away; to deny someone something.
    • 2005, Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. 260a.
      If we had been deprived of it, the most serious consequence would be that we'd be deprived of philosophy.
  2. (transitive) To degrade (a clergyman) from office.
  3. (transitive) To bereave.
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