deprive (one) of (something)

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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

v.
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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Considering the man as an intruder on their business, whose success might deprive them of the credit and reward of making the discovery, they took advantage of their superiority in numbers, and of their being first in the field, and carefully misled the stranger before they ventured any further with their own investigations.
Such restrictions or restraint can take away a person's freedom and so deprive them of their liberty.
They may have suggestions about how the person can be supported without having to deprive them of their liberty.
The appeals court affirmed, finding that the STG policy did not violate the inmates' free exercise or equal protection rights, and that the transfer of the inmates to a STG management unit did not deprive them of a protected liberty interest.