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verb as in keep or take away something wanted, needed

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But depriving ISIS of its oil revenue is going to be a monumental task.

Even so, I feel a tad guilty to be depriving him of the opportunity.

Tribes killing their neighbors and burning their fields were now depriving the Romans of soldiers to conscript and produce to tax.

Politicians who claim to be “helping” poor people by depriving them of aid are either ignorant or cruel.

But this year, the real assault is on Thanksgiving, when retail stores will be open—depriving thousands of their holiday.

It is withering me up—it is destroying my self-respect, my very decency; it is depriving me of my power to act, or even to think.

By removing this duty he did not conceive that he was depriving agriculture of any protection.

Vulgarisms, which creep in nobody knows how, are daily depriving the English language of valuable modes of expressing thought.

They carried bills preventing contractors from sitting in parliament and depriving revenue officers of the franchise.

"Then you are depriving me of a great happiness," I softly answered.


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

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