American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To take something away from: The court ruling deprived us of any share in the inheritance.
- v. To keep from possessing or enjoying; deny: They were deprived of a normal childhood by the war.
- v. To remove from office.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To take away; end; injure or destroy.
- To divest; strip; bereave: as, to deprive one of pain, of sight, of property, of children, etc.
- To divest of office; degrade. See deprivation, 3.
- To hinder from possessing or enjoying; debar; withhold.
- Synonyms To dispossess, strip, rob, despoil.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. obsolete To take away; to put an end; to destroy.
- v. To dispossess; to bereave; to divest; to hinder from possessing; to debar; to shut out from; -- with a remoter object, usually preceded by of.
- v. To divest of office; to depose; to dispossess of dignity, especially ecclesiastical.
- v. take away possessions from someone
- v. keep from having, keeping, or obtaining
- v. take away
- From Latin deprivare, from de- + privare (Wiktionary)
- Middle English depriven, from Old French depriver, from Medieval Latin dēprīvāre : Latin dē-, de- + Latin prīvāre, to rob (from prīvus, alone, without; see per1 in Indo-European roots). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I. iv.73 (183,1) deprive your sovereignty] I believe _deprive_ in this place signifies simply to _take away_.”
“She therefore, casting a look towards Orlando, much less sweet than those she had favored him with towards the beginning of the evening, assented with a smirk to the proposal of his brother – and immediately joined the dancers; while Orlando, trembling lest some new interruption should again deprive him of the sight of Monimia, hastened to find Selina, to whom he beckoned, and whispered to her to come around another way, where he would meet her, that their going out together might not be remarked.”
“The editors of the Promptorium thought it necessary at times to give a brief explanation of the English word to be translated; thus the Latin translation of the word deprive is preceded by the explanation "put awey a thyng or taken awey ffrom anoder.”
“Thats why I told Joe I would no longer spend time with him if it meant he had to "deprive" himself of, or seek permission from Erin.”
“Certain special hygienic conditions, -- such as deprive the patient of those surroundings which are essential to the preservaion of his system in its normal status.”
“Nawar says ElBaradei called for the boycott to "deprive" President Hosni Mubarak's regime of legitimacy.”
“Nawar said ElBaradei called for the boycott to "deprive" President Hosni Mubarak's regime of legitimacy.”
“How does Mr. Boehner saying that he will vote for middle class tax cuts "deprive" anyone of any argument?”
“I have seen commercials in the US lately with a young actress saying how wonderful vaccines are and not to "deprive" your children of them.”
“Although you wouldn't suggest an alcoholic take an occasional drink, there's a popular notion that you shouldn't "deprive" yourself of these foods.”
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