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DEPRIVE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does deprive mean? 

DEPRIVE (verb)
  The verb DEPRIVE has 3 senses:

1. take away possessions from someone
2. keep from having, keeping, or obtaining
3. take away

  Familiarity information: DEPRIVE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DEPRIVE (verb)


Sense 1deprive [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take away possessions from someone

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

deprive; divest; strip

Context example:

The Nazis stripped the Jews of all their assets

Hypernyms (to "deprive" is one way to...):

take (take into one's possession)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "deprive"):

orphan (deprive of parents)

unsex (deprive of sex or sexual powers)

unclothe (strip)

clean out (deprive completely of money or goods)

dispossess (expel or put out of the possession of real estate)

clean (deprive wholly of money in a gambling game, robbery, etc.)

expropriate (deprive of possessions)

disarm; unarm (take away the weapons from; render harmless)

bereave (deprive through death)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody of something

Sentence example:

They deprive him of all his money


Sense 2deprive [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Keep from having, keeping, or obtaining

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Hypernyms (to "deprive" is one way to...):

keep back; withhold (hold back; refuse to hand over or share)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "deprive"):

disenfranchise; disfranchise (deprive of voting rights)

impoverish (make poor)

disinherit; disown (prevent deliberately (as by making a will) from inheriting)

bilk (evade payment to)

dock (deprive someone of benefits, as a penalty)

tongue-tie (deprive of speech)

starve (deprive of a necessity and cause suffering)

famish; starve (deprive of food)

ablactate; wean (gradually deprive (infants and young mammals) of mother's milk)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody of something


Sense 3deprive [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take away

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

impoverish; deprive

Hypernyms (to "deprive" is one way to...):

decline; worsen (grow worse)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "deprive"):

disestablish (deprive (an established church) of its status)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody of something

Antonym:

enrich (make better or improve in quality)


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