deprive

[ dih-prahyv ]
/ dɪˈpraɪv /

verb (used with object), de·prived, de·priv·ing.

to remove or withhold something from the enjoyment or possession of (a person or persons): to deprive a man of life; to deprive a baby of candy.
to remove from ecclesiastical office.

QUIZZES

GEE WHILLIKERS! WAIT TILL YOU SEE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

Do you remember all the words from last week, September 21–27, 2020? Then this quiz should be butyraceous.
Question 1 of 7
What does “yare” mean?

Origin of deprive

First recorded in 1275–1325; Middle English depriven, from Anglo-French, Old French depriver, from Medieval Latin dēprīvāre, equivalent to Latin dē-de- + prīvāre “to deprive” (prīv(us)private + -āre infinitive suffix)

synonym study for deprive

1. See strip1.

OTHER WORDS FROM deprive

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for deprive

British Dictionary definitions for deprive

deprive
/ (dɪˈpraɪv) /

verb (tr)

(foll by of) to prevent from possessing or enjoying; dispossess (of)
archaic to remove from rank or office; depose; demote

Derived forms of deprive

deprivable, adjectivedeprival, noundepriver, noun

Word Origin for deprive

C14: from Old French depriver, from Medieval Latin dēprīvāre, from Latin de- + prīvāre to deprive of, rob; see private
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for deprive

deprive
[ dĭ-prīv ]

v.

To take something from someone or something.
To keep from possessing or enjoying something.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.