deprive of

phrasal verb
deprived of; depriving of; deprives of

Definition of deprive of

: to take (something) away from (someone or something) : to not allow (someone or something) to have or keep (something) The change in her status deprived her of access to classified information. The new environmental law will deprive some fishermen of their livelihood. They're depriving him of a chance to succeed. often used as (be) deprived ofThe children are being deprived of a good education.The study is examining what happens to people when they are deprived of sleep.

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“Deprive of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deprive%20of. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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