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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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"Are you not ashamed to deprive us of your charming wife?"
A scruple of this kind would deprive us of one of the principal advantages to be expected from union, and can only flow from a misapprehension of the nature of the provision itself.
"And do you seek to deprive us of that?" asked Hepzibah, unable to restrain her bitter contempt." Is this your price for ceasing to persecute poor Clifford?"
"No one can try to deprive us of the rights we have in the eastern Mediterranean.
We get 60% of our fruit and veg from the EU but one of our highprofile market traders to dealers explained on BBC TV this week: "Do we think that the EU countries will deprive us of their main living due to a 'no-deal' Brexit?!" He continued that the European traders would have to dump their produce!
Speakers said that right to self determination is an inalienable and non negotiable right of the people of Jammu Kashmir , no power, whatsoever can deprive us of this basic right.
NNA - Caretaker Information Minister, Melhem Riachy, highlighted Saturday the importance of working to achieve the message of Lebanon, namely to build bridges and turn every barrier along the way into a wall of support towards reaching freedom and communication, and towards a Lebanese productivity for the best Lebanese minds." "Free minds communication is a strong, deep and gentle expression that reflects an inner freedom that no one can deprive us of, and the ability to communicate that no one can take away from us...and the presence of minds, many of which unfortunately migrate, yet they remain connected with their motherland," Riachy said.
'We have so far held several protests and conveyed our reservations to the relevant officials but it seems that they all and even the CM is adamant to deprive us of our fertile land,' he said.
"We do not want anyone to reward us, we are doing our duty, but at least don't deprive us of our rights," head of the cooperative Laura al-Sinn said.
Yet we encourage Ravinia and the New York Symphony to deprive us of his musical genius because of unrelated misbehavior.
"It only goes to deprive us of our constitutional rights under the name of 'protection'."
Taking back our decision making TAKING back our country means just that, making our own decisions, to suggest this is racist is just misleading and trying to deprive us of our rights.
We are now flooded with cheap and even unsafe imports that deprive us of our jobs, which further increase our poverty.
Hassan said that the court has rejected our writ and now the government cannot deprive us of our right to a peaceful protest on The Mall Road.