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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


Synonymsimpoverish


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody of something


Broader (hypernym)decline, worsen


Narrower (hyponym)disestablish


Antonymsenrich









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