Synonyms and Antonyms of deprive

  1. 1 to take something away from working those long hours was depriving him of his sleep Synonyms abate, bereave, divest, strip Related Words denude; cheat, clean (out), defraud, shortchange; bankrupt, disfurnish, impoverish

  2. 2 to remove from a position of prominence or power (as a throne) one of scores of bishops who had been deprived after the anticlericals came to power Synonyms defrock, depose, dethrone, displace, oust, uncrown, unmake, unseat, unthroneRelated Words can, cashier, discharge, dismiss, fire, muster out, remove, retire, sack; overthrow, subvert, supplant, topple, usurp; banish, boot (out), bounce, cast out, chase, drum (out), eject, expel, extrude, rout, run off, throw outNear Antonyms baptize, inaugurate, induct, initiate, install, instate, invest; appoint, designate, electAntonyms crown, enthrone, throne

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