deprive

[dih-prahyv]
verb (used with object), deprived, depriving.
1.
to remove or withhold something from the enjoyment or possession of (a person or persons): to deprive a man of life; to deprive a baby of candy.
2.
to remove from ecclesiastical office.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English depriven < Anglo-French, Old French depriver < Medieval Latin dēprīvāre, equivalent to Latin dē- de- + prīvāre to deprive (prīv(us) private + -āre infinitive suffix)

deprivable, adjective
deprival, noun
deprivative [dih-priv-uh-tiv] , adjective
depriver, noun
nondeprivable, adjective
predeprive, verb (used with object), predeprived, predepriving.
self-depriving, adjective


1. See strip1.
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deprive (dɪˈpraɪv)
 
vb
1.  (foll by of) to prevent from possessing or enjoying; dispossess (of)
2.  archaic to remove from rank or office; depose; demote
 
[C14: from Old French depriver, from Medieval Latin dēprīvāre, from Latin de- + prīvāre to deprive of, rob; see private]
 
de'privable
 
adj
 
de'prival
 
n
 
de'priver
 
n

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deprive
early 14c., from M.L. deprivare, from L. de- "entirely" + privare "release from" (see private). Replaced O.E. bedælan.
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deprive de·prive (dĭ-prīv')
v. de·prived, de·priv·ing, de·prives

  1. To take something from someone or something.

  2. To keep from possessing or enjoying something.

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Example sentences
Don't deprive your team of an member for an overly long time.
Sluggish sales of new homes deprive the economy of strength.
In the face of mounting resistance to antibiotics, doctors seek to fool
  bacteria and deprive them of a critical growth factor.
In so doing we can deprive the politicians of their primary weapon — fear
  of the unknown.
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