Bereave

Definition of Bereave

Be`reave´   Pronunciation: bė`rēv´
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Bereaved (bė*rēvd"), Bereft (bė*rĕft"); p. pr. & vb. n. Bereaving.]
1.To make destitute; to deprive; to strip; - with of before the person or thing taken away.
Madam, you have bereft me of all words.
- Shak.
Bereft of him who taught me how to sing.
- Tickell.
2.To take away from.
All your interest in those territories
Is utterly bereft you; all is lost.
- Shak.
3.To take away.
Shall move you to bereave my life.
- Marlowe.

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abridge, bleed, curtail, cut off, deprive, deprive of, disentitle, disinherit, dispossess, divest, drain, ease one of, leave, leave behind, lighten one of, lose, milk, mine, orphan, oust, rob, strip, take away from, take from, tap, widow
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