deprive


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.
See also: deprive, of

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.
See also: deprive, of

deprive of

v.
To keep someone from possessing or enjoying something; take something away from someone: The war had deprived the refugees of a normal childhood.
See also: deprive, of
References in periodicals archive ?
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.
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.