Deprives - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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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.
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.
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The law deprives
Pennichuck of its private property ownership
That attempt to deprive NextWave of its licenses is baseless.
The FCC's belated attempt to deprive NextWave of its statutory rights is improper and invalid.
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.
US WEST's proposed wholesale pricing scheme reflects a desire to deprive Colorado's consumers of the benefit of true competition for telecommunications services.