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deprive (one) of (something)

To keep one from doing, having, or accessing something. I would never deprive you the opportunity to follow your dreams! They don't want to get divorced and deprive their children of a stable home.
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deprive someone of something

to take something away from someone. If you don't behave, I will deprive you of your driving rights. They deprived themselves of a good time by pouting.
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deprive of

To keep someone from possessing or enjoying something; take something away from someone: The war had deprived the refugees of a normal childhood.
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Where a managing authority thinks it needs to deprive someone of their liberty they have to ask for this to be authorised by a supervisory body.
The restrictions would deprive the person of their liberty.
The FCC's belated attempt to deprive NextWave of its statutory rights is improper and invalid.
This rejection deprives the American taxpayers of the immediate payment of $4.
We're convinced it is unlawful in the course of a proxy contest to repeatedly make up new rules in order to deprive shareowners of their fundamental voting rights," said Bossidy.
US WEST's proposed wholesale pricing scheme reflects a desire to deprive Colorado's consumers of the benefit of true competition for telecommunications services.
And, given that alternatives to US WEST are extremely limited in Colorado, the tariff effectively deprives the public of the competitive options Congress and the state regulators intended.
War deprives children of safety, health and education.
For example, while the lawsuit contends that a rent regulation law must permit owners to receive a fair and reasonable return on their property in order to pass constitutional muster, the state, it its response, maintains that such a law is not unconstitutional unless it deprives owners of all economically viable use of their property.
This deprives local residents, especially those who are unable to travel, of access to a decent range of goods and services.