To bereave is to take away, often as a result of death, or to leave someone feeling sad.(verb)
See bereave in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME bireven < OE bereafian, to deprive, rob < be-, be- + reafian, akin to Ger rauben: see reave
See bereave in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb be·reaved or be·reft (-rĕftˈ), be·reav·ing, be·reaves
Origin: Middle English bireven, to deprive
Origin: , from Old English berēafian; see reup- in Indo-European roots.
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