[syn: deprive, impoverish]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Deprive \De*prive"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deprived; p. pr. &
vb. n. Depriving.] [LL. deprivare, deprivatium, to divest
of office; L. de- + privare to bereave, deprive: cf. OF.
depriver. See Private.]
1. To take away; to put an end; to destroy. [Obs.]
'Tis honor to deprive dishonored life. --Shak.
2. To dispossess; to bereave; to divest; to hinder from
possessing; to debar; to shut out from; -- with a remoter
object, usually preceded by of.
God hath deprived her of wisdom. --Job xxxix.
It was seldom that anger deprived him of power over
3. To divest of office; to depose; to dispossess of dignity,
A minister deprived for inconformity. --Bacon.
Syn: To strip; despoil; rob; abridge.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: take away possessions from someone; "The Nazis stripped the
Jews of all their assets" [syn: deprive, strip,
2: keep from having, keeping, or obtaining
3: take away [syn: deprive, impoverish] [ant: enrich]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
81 Moby Thesaurus words for "deprive":
abridge, bankrupt, bare, bereave, bleed, boot, bounce, break, bump,
bust, can, cashier, curtail, cut off, defrock, degrade, demote,
denudate, denude, deny, deplume, depose, deprive of, disbar,
discharge, disemploy, disentitle, disinherit, dismantle, dismiss,
displace, displume, dispossess, disrobe, divest, dock, drain,
drum out, ease one of, expel, expropriate, fire, furlough,
give the ax, give the gate, kick, kick upstairs, lay off, let go,
let out, lighten one of, lose, make redundant, milk, mine, mulct,
oust, outfit, pension off, read out of, refuse, release, remove,
replace, retire, rob, sack, separate forcibly, strip, superannuate,
surplus, suspend, take away, take away from, take from, tap,
turn off, turn out, unfrock, withdraw, withhold