deprive


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Deprive \De*prive"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deprived; p. pr. &
   vb. n. Depriving.] [LL. deprivare, deprivatium, to divest
   of office; L. de- + privare to bereave, deprive: cf. OF.
   depriver. See Private.]
   1. To take away; to put an end; to destroy. [Obs.]
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            'Tis honor to deprive dishonored life. --Shak.
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   2. To dispossess; to bereave; to divest; to hinder from
      possessing; to debar; to shut out from; -- with a remoter
      object, usually preceded by of.
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            God hath deprived her of wisdom.      --Job xxxix.
                                                  17.
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            It was seldom that anger deprived him of power over
            himself.                              --Macaulay.
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   3. To divest of office; to depose; to dispossess of dignity,
      especially ecclesiastical.
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            A minister deprived for inconformity. --Bacon.

   Syn: To strip; despoil; rob; abridge.
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