deprive deprive  /dɪ ˈpraɪv/


  1. (v) take away possessions from someone
  2. (v) keep from having, keeping, or obtaining
  3. (v) take away



  1. Whatever the cause, some parents of nonallergic children grouse that it's unfair of the school to deprive healthy children of their favorite peanuty snacks.
  2. Before that, he ran the Tennessee Republican Party, overseeing the successful 2000 effort to deprive Al Gore of any home-state electoral votes.
  3. Heffernan's brief argued that overturning the law would deprive the unborn of life without due process.


  1. Government’s Legal Arguments Shrivel on the Vine

    Yet again the unanimous Supreme Court has slapped down a government attempt to deprive property owners of their civil rights. What was at stake in Horne v. Dept. of Agriculture wasn’t even the property – raisins! – but the mere ability to challenge the government’s desire to take that property without meaningful judicial review.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Cato Institute

  2. The Marriage Debate

    The marriage debate is not about homosexuality, but about marriage. Upholding the truth about marriage doesn’t deprive anyone of the joys of companionship, as many supporters of same-sex marriage suppose.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Heritage Foundation


  1. "The justices were passing judgment on a federal statute used in the prosecution of [white-collar defendants]. It makes it a crime to deprive the public or one's employer or shareholders of the 'intangible right of honest services.' Although a...
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Source: Washington Post (blog)

  2. "This bill will deprive us of the opportunity to destroy the American forces which we have caught in a historic trap," Zawahri says in answer to a question posed to him an interviewer.
    on May 5, 2007 By: Ayman al-Zawahri Source: ABC News

  3. "Decisions by NFL teams to license their separately owned trademarks collectively and to only one vendor are decisions that deprive the marketplace of ...... actual or potential competition," Justice John Paul Stevens wrote in his 9-0 opinion.
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: John Paul Stevens Source: Gaston Gazette

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