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See also: déprivé and déprive

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French depriver, from Medieval Latin dēprīvō, from Latin + prīvō.

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  • IPA(key): /dɪˈpɹaɪv/
  • 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) 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, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. 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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