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verb as in keep or take away something wanted, needed

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This not only defrauds the state out of thousands of dollars, but also deprives the patient who needs the drugs.

Locking her in not only puts her at greater risk, but it deprives her of the opportunity to learn how to handle herself.

Although it seems omniscient, its very make-up deprives us of access to that knowledge.

This is an historic embarrassment that deprives most New Yorkers of competitive general elections.

And the conceit of total artifice deprives us of what Tolstoy is best at: marrying artifice with verisimilitude.

Thus the rapacity of Capital defeats itself, and actually impoverishes its owners when it deprives Labor of a fair reward.

If your state of health deprives you of appetite, it is bad enough for you to decline the invitation to dine out.

That man displeases me who by my knowledge of his habits and behaviour deprives me of such liberty and freedom.

When Morris talks of a house that has been “gammoned,” he deprives a large number of readers of his meaning.

He deprives himself of many things really necessary to his position in order to help his family.


On this page you'll find 35 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to deprives, such as: bereave, bankrupt, rob, dispossess, strip, and divest.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.