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verb [transitive] deprive pronunciation in American English /dɪˈpraɪv/
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present tense
I/you/we/theydeprive
he/she/itdeprives
present participledepriving
past tensedeprived
past participledeprived
  1. if you deprive someone of something, you take it away from them or prevent them from having it
    deprive someone of something:

    As a child he had been deprived of love and attention.

    The courts cannot deprive me of the right to see my child.

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