Deprive meaning

dĭ-prīv
Deprive is defined as to withhold or take something away from.

An example of deprive is for an animal to not provide its young with proper nutrients.

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To remove from office.
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To take something away from forcibly; dispossess.

To deprive someone of his property.

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To take something away from.

The court ruling deprived us of any share in the inheritance.

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To take something away (keep it away); deny someone of something.
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To remove from office, esp. ecclesiastical office.
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To keep from possessing or enjoying; deny.

They were deprived of a normal childhood by the war.

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To keep from having, using, or enjoying.

To be deprived of one's rights.

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Origin of deprive

  • Middle English depriven from Old French depriver from Medieval Latin dēprīvāre Latin dē- de- Latin prīvāre to rob (from prīvus alone, without per1 in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French depriver, from Medieval Latin dēprīvō, from Latin + prīvō.

    From Wiktionary