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Definition of "deprives" [deprives]

  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of deprive. (verb)

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Use "deprives" in a sentence
  • "Cancer once again deprives us of someone too soon."
  • "As if honoring one's promise and upholding one's word deprives one of sovereignty rather than increasing one's safety."
  • "The use of spoken English instead of Chinese with subtitles deprives the dialogue of authenticity as does the rendering of Chinese script in the outmoded Wade-Giles System of Romanization in which "Qin" is spelled "Chin" leading the narrator to the false conclusion that it is the root of the word "China.""