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English verb: deprive

1. deprive (possession) take away possessions from someone

SamplesThe Nazis stripped the Jews of all their assets.

ExamplesThey deprive him of all his money

Synonymsdivest, strip

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody of something

Broader (hypernym)take

Narrower (hyponym)bereave, clean, clean out, disarm, dispossess, expropriate, orphan, unarm, unclothe, unsex

2. deprive (possession) keep from having, keeping, or obtaining

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody of something

Broader (hypernym)keep back, withhold

Narrower (hyponym)ablactate, bilk, disenfranchise, disfranchise, disinherit, disown, dock, famish, impoverish, starve, starve, tongue-tie, wean

3. deprive (change) take away


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody of something

Broader (hypernym)decline, worsen

Narrower (hyponym)disestablish


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