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Deprive meaning

deprive - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. To take away; to put an end; to destroy.
  2. 2. To divest of office; to depose; to dispossess of dignity, especially ecclesiastical.
  3. 3. To dispossess; to bereave; to divest; to hinder from possessing; to debar; to shut out from; - with a remoter object, usually preceded by of.
  4. 4. To take from; bereave.

deprive - examples of usage

  1. Neither did he mean to deprive old Mrs. Vereker of Rosalind until she had had her full allowance of her. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  2. A gentleman wished to deprive the woman of her seat. - "Cattle and Cattle-breeders", William M'Combie.
  3. " Oh, I wouldn't deprive them of one," Mangan said, distinctly. - "Prince Fortunatus", William Black.
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