verb (used with object), de·prived, de·priv·ing.
Origin of deprive
Examples from the Web for deprive
“Scorched earth,” historically, means destroying land to deprive the encroaching enemy of its use.Israel Creates ‘No Man’s Land’ in Gaza, Shrinking Strip by 40 Percent|Jesse Rosenfeld|July 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It would also deprive a lot of kids like Henry of the opportunity to present their asylum claims.
But in principle you could deprive humans of all kind of things to see what happened.
Is the market an inert force to be manipulated and exploited, to deprive it of hard-earned cash?
And to deprive somebody for money of heath care or [medical] testing is bordering on criminal.
But occasional acts of drunkenness, if the seaman in other respects performs his duty, will not deprive him of his wages.The Seaman's Friend|Richard Henry Dana
Not content with that great injury, you must also deprive me of my substance.A Life's Secret|Mrs. Henry Wood
It also seemed as if the authorities were going to deprive us of food.Sixteen Months in Four German Prisons|Henry Charles Mahoney
He begs me not to get flurried—sooner than deprive me of the pleasure of patronising him, he will give me change—he does.
But they also destroy or depreciate the money of the Government, and deprive it of a vital power.
British Dictionary definitions for deprive
Word Origin for deprive
Word Origin and History for deprive
mid-14c., from Old French depriver, from Medieval Latin deprivare, from Latin de- "entirely" (see de-) + privare "release from" (see private). Replaced Old English bedælan. Related: Deprived; depriving.