- (transitive) To take something away from (someone) and keep it away; to deny someone something.
- 2005, Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. 260a.
- 1900, L. Frank Baum, chapter 23, in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz:
- "By means of the Golden Cap I shall command the Winged Monkeys to carry you to the gates of the Emerald City," said Glinda, "for it would be a shame to deprive the people of so wonderful a ruler."
- If we had been deprived of it, the most serious consequence would be that we'd be deprived of philosophy.
- (transitive) To degrade (a clergyman) from office.
- (transitive) To bereave.
- depriver (agent noun)
take something away; deny someone of something