Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary

Search

One entry found for deprive.
Main Entry: de·prive
Pronunciation: di-'prIv
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): de·prived; de·priv·ing
Etymology: Middle English depriven, from Anglo-French depriver, from Medieval Latin deprivare, from Latin de- + privare to deprive -- more at PRIVATE
Date: 14th century
1 obsolete : REMOVE
2 : to take something away from <deprived him of his professorship -- J. M. Phalen>
3 : to remove from office
4 : to withhold something from <deprived a citizen of her rights>