Definitions for: Deprive


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.
17.

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.

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

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