deprive

[de┬Ěprive]

Deprive means to keep from having. If your little brother gets loud and hyper every time he eats sweets, your parents might deprive him of sugary cereal and candy.

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To take away; to put an end; to destroy.

Verb
take away

Verb
keep from having, keeping, or obtaining

Verb
take away possessions from someone; "The Nazis stripped the Jews of all their assets"


v. t.
To take away; to put an end; to destroy.

v. t.
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. t.
To divest of office; to depose; to dispossess of dignity, especially ecclesiastical.


Deprive

De*prive" , v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deprived ; p. pr. & vb. n. Depriving.] [LL. deprivare, deprivatium, to divest of office; L. de- + privare to bereave, deprive: cf. OF. depriver. See Private.] 1. To take away; to put an end; to destroy. [Obs.]
'Tis honor to deprive dishonored life.
2. To dispossess; to bereave; to divest; to hinder from possessing; to debar; to shut out from; -- with a remoter object, usually preceded by of.
God hath deprived her of wisdom.
It was seldom that anger deprived him of power over himself.
3. To divest of office; to depose; to dispossess of dignity, especially ecclesiastical.
A miniser deprived for inconformity.
Syn. -- To strip; despoil; rob; abridge.

To take away; to put an end; to destroy.

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Usage Examples

If you deprive yourself of outsourcing and your competitors do not, you're putting yourself out of business.

The criteria for serving one's country should be competence, courage and willingness to serve. When we deny people the chance to serve because of their sexual orientation, we deprive them of their rights of citizenship, and we deprive our armed forces the service of willing and capable Americans.

The purpose of Compulsory Education is to deprive the common people of their commonsense.

We pay a price when we deprive children of the exposure to the values, principles, and education they need to make them good citizens.

I like food. I like eating. And I don't want to deprive myself of good food.

I don't really believe in diets. I love food... If I deprive myself, I'm going to want it more. I snack on yogurt, raw cashews and cherry tomatoes.

The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good, in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it.

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Other Usage Examples

To stop terrorists before the strike, we must do three things: deny them entry into the country, curtail their freedom of action inside the country, and deprive them of material and moral support from within the country.

The people in charge, globally, are maniacs. They are maniacs, and unless we do something about it these people are going to deprive us of a future.

Never deprive someone of hope it might be all they have.

It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it.

Once the attacks occur, as we learned on Sept. 11, it is too late. It makes little sense to deprive ourselves of an important, and legal, means to detect and prevent terrorist attacks while we are still in the middle of a fight to the death with al Qaeda.

To deprive a man of his natural liberty and to deny to him the ordinary amenities of life is worse then starving the body it is starvation of the soul, the dweller in the body.

Same-sex marriage would eliminate entirely in law the basic idea of a mother and a father for every child. It would create a society which deliberately chooses to deprive a child of either a mother or a father.

I hate this fast growing tendency to chain men to machines in big factories and deprive them of all joy in their efforts - the plan will lead to cheap men and cheap products.

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