Translation of deprive in Spanish:


Pronunciation /dɪˈprʌɪv//dəˈpraɪv/

transitive verb

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    (take away)
    to deprive sb/sth of sth privar a algn/algo de algo
    • If children are deprived of these experiences they will not learn to handle the risks that they are certain to meet as they make their way through life.
    • ‘If we are deprived of car parking space the car parking will spill out onto the main road and perhaps you ought to put it somewhere else,’ he added.
    • You are deprived of love and affection from your family.
    • Furthermore, the common people are often deprived of their freedom of speech.
    • When people are deprived of dreaming (when they are allowed to sleep but not to enter REM sleep) after a few days they are almost schizophrenic.
    • Today, though those bans have been lifted, we are still deprived of many of our ancestral teachings.
    • It's unfortunate we are continually deprived of our potential benefits for residents.
    • Lower-class women were deprived of any way of voicing their aspirations and grievances.
    • I hope that it serves as a timely reminder for all of us of what a very great loss it is when people are deprived of their liberty.
    • I searched the slave registers looking for my kin, but soon realised that every man, woman or child was deprived of any family identity or individual surname.
    • On the one hand, she had a happy, rather rumbustious family background; on the other, she was deprived of much maternal affection and of education.
    • The patient is deprived of amenities which may have been part of his life outside, or were, at least, available.
    • What happens when you are deprived of these rights?
    • My mother was deprived of an education while my uncles were sent to school.
    • She was deprived of all her dignity, hopes and dreams.
    • It should be noted that about 70 per cent students were deprived of stipends last year.
    • He said it meant young teams were deprived of the opportunity to train while the weather was not now appropriate to do anything with the field.
    • Yes, I was deprived of sleep, especially during the first few days.
    • The reasons are manifold but the main ones are poverty and a distinct lack of commitment by governments to ensure that no child is deprived of quality education.
    • He was deprived of sleep during repeated interrogations and freezing water was thrown over him.
  • 2

    (keep from having)
    to deprive sb/sth (of sth)
    • the tree deprives the house of light el árbol le quita luz a la casa
    • he was deprived of food lo hicieron pasar hambre
    • she was reluctant to deprive her children no quería que sus hijos pasaran privaciones

reflexive verb

  • 1

    to deprive oneself of sth privarse de algo