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deprive Explained

deprive at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


deprive at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1325, from M.L. deprivare, from L. de- "entirely" + privare "release from." Replaced O.E. bed?ilan. ///

deprive at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v deprive of [deprive sb of sth] phr v// [Date: 1300-1400; Language: Medieval Latin; Origin: deprivare, from Latin privare 'to deprive']// to prevent someone from having something, especially something that they need or should have// --A lot of these children have been deprived of a normal home life.//

deprive at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

81 Moby Thesaurus words for "deprive":
abridge, bankrupt, bare, bereave, bleed, boot, bounce, break, bump,
bust, can, cashier, curtail, cut off, defrock, degrade, demote,
denudate, denude, deny, deplume, depose, deprive of, disbar,
discharge, disemploy, disentitle, disinherit, dismantle, dismiss,
displace, displume, dispossess, disrobe, divest, dock, drain,
drum out, ease one of, expel, expropriate, fire, furlough,
give the ax, give the gate, kick, kick upstairs, lay off, let go,
let out, lighten one of, lose, make redundant, milk, mine, mulct,
oust, outfit, pension off, read out of, refuse, release, remove,
replace, retire, rob, sack, separate forcibly, strip, superannuate,
surplus, suspend, take away, take away from, take from, tap,
turn off, turn out, unfrock, withdraw, withhold

deprive at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:


deprive sb/sth of sth to prevent sb from having or doing sth, especially sth important:
They were imprisoned and deprived of their basic rights. * Why should you deprive yourself of such simple pleasures?

Deprive at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Deprive \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.

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.

deprive at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v 1: take away possessions from someone; "The Nazis stripped the
Jews of all their assets" [syn: {strip}, {divest}]
2: keep from having, keeping, or obtaining
3: take away [syn: {impoverish}] [ant: {enrich}]

deprive at English (WD) Of Explained:



From Inter: etyl » la deprivare, from de- + privare


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /dɪˈpraɪv/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /dəˈprɑɪv/|/dɪˈprɑɪv/


    Inter: en-verb » depriv|ing

  • To take something away (and keep it away); deny someone of something.
    1. 2005, Category: w - :Plato|Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. Category: w - :Stephanus pagination|260a.
    2. 1900, L. Frank Baum , The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Chapter 23
    3. : "By means of the Golden Cap I shall command the Winged Monkeys to carry you to the gates of the Emerald City," said Glinda, "for it would be a shame to deprive the people of so wonderful a ruler."
    4. : If we had been deprived of it, the most serious consequence would be that we'd be deprived of philosophy.

      Derived terms

      * depriver (agent noun)

      Related terms

      * deprivation

  • private
  • privation
  • privy


    * impoverish


    * enrich


    Inter: trans-top » take something away; deny someone of something
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|лишавам, Inter: t+ » bg|отнемам
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|剝奪|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|剥夺|tr=bōduó|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|奪去|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|夺去|tr=duóqù|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|使喪失|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|使丧失|tr=shǐ sàngshī|sc=Hani
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|ontnemen
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|poistaa, Inter: t+ » fi|riistää, Inter: t+ » fi|kiistää
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|priver|alt=priver (de), Inter: t+ » fr|dénuer
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|aberkennen, Inter: t+ » de|wegnehmen, Inter: t- » de|berauben, Inter: t+ » de|verweigern
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|megfoszt
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|奪う|tr=うばう, ubau|sc=Jpan, Inter: t- » ja|取り上げる|tr=とりあげる, toriageru|sc=Jpan

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Kurdish:
    • : Sorani: Inter: ku-Arab » بێ به‌شکردن
    • Latin: Inter: t- » la|viduo|alt=viduō
    • Old English: bedælan
    • Polish: pozbawić / pozbawiać
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|privar
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|лишать|tr=lišátʹ|sc=Cyrl Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|лишить|tr=lišítʹ|sc=Cyrl Inter: pf » ., Inter: t+ » ru|отнимать|tr=otnimátʹ|sc=Cyrl Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|отнять|tr=otnjátʹ|sc=Cyrl Inter: pf » .
    • Swedish: beröva, förvägra

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: de » deprive
    Translation: et » deprive
    Translation: el » deprive
    Translation: fr » deprive
    Translation: ko » deprive
    Translation: io » deprive
    Translation: it » deprive
    Translation: kn » deprive
    Translation: li » deprive
    Translation: hu » deprive
    Translation: mg » deprive
    Translation: ml » deprive
    Translation: my » deprive
    Translation: pl » deprive
    Translation: ru » deprive
    Translation: fi » deprive
    Translation: sv » deprive
    Translation: ta » deprive
    Translation: te » deprive
    Translation: vi » deprive
    Translation: zh » deprive

    déprivé at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » déprive



    Inter: fr-past participle » sort=deprive
  • Inter: past participle of » dépriver|lang=fr|sort=deprive

  • Translation: fr » déprivé

    déprive at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » déprivé



    Inter: fr-verb-form » sort=deprive
  • Inter: conjugation of » dépriver||1|s|pres|ind|lang=fr
    1. Inter: conjugation of » dépriver||3|s|pres|ind|lang=fr
    2. Inter: conjugation of » dépriver||1|s|pres|sub|lang=fr
    3. Inter: conjugation of » dépriver||1|s|pres|sub|lang=fr

  • Inter: conjugation of » dépriver||2|s|imp|lang=fr