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bereaves

verb
present tense third-person singular of bereave

Synonyms of bereaves

to take something away from
  • news of a death in the family bereaved them of the unmitigated joy that normally prevails at a wedding

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“Bereaves.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bereaves. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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