Friday, January 20, 2012


Deprive = To take something away from; to refrain from possessing or enjoying; deny; to remove.

Synonyms: divest; bereave; rob; strip; dispossess.

Example: They were deprived of a normal childhood by the war.

Usage in Sentence: Deprive of, not from.

Don’t say: Nelson Mandela was deprived from his freedom.

ΓΌ Say: Nelson Mandela was deprived of his freedom.

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