See also: déprivé and déprive

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From Middle English depryven, from Old French depriver, from Medieval Latin dēprīvō, from Latin dē- + prīvō. Displaced native Old English berēafian.

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  • IPA(key): /dɪˈpɹaɪv/
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  • Rhymes: -aɪv
  • Hyphenation: de‧prive

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deprive (third-person singular simple present deprives, present participle depriving, simple past and past participle deprived)

  1. (transitive) Used with “of”, to take something away from (someone) and keep it away; to deny someone something.
    • 1900, L. Frank Baum, chapter 23, in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz:
      "By means of the Golden Cap I shall command the Winged Monkeys to carry you to the gates of the Emerald City," said Glinda, "for it would be a shame to deprive the people of so wonderful a ruler."
    • 2005, Plato, translated by Lesley Brown, Sophist, page 260a:
      If we had been deprived of it, the most serious consequence would be that we'd be deprived of philosophy.
  2. (transitive) To degrade (a clergyman) from office.
  3. (transitive) To bereave.

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