depriveverb [T]uk /dɪˈpraɪv/ us /dɪˈpraɪv/
- Some parents deprive themselves of many pleasures so that their children can have the best of everything.
- He complained that his captors had deprived him of his basic human rights.
- If you deprive a child of affection, they can become very withdrawn.
- He pulled me from the table and hurried me into the car, depriving me of my lunch!
- I've been deprived of your company for too long - come and see me soon.