deprive 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 of
  • The children are being deprived of a good education.
  • The study is examining what happens to people when they are deprived of sleep.

Word by Word Definitions

deprive play
  1. : remove

  2. : to take something away from

  3. : to remove from office


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