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deprive (someone) 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.
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.
To keep someone from possessing or enjoying something; take something away from someone: The war had deprived the refugees of a normal childhood.