AskDefine | Define bereave

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bereave v : deprive through death

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  • /bɪ'ri:v/


  1. To take someone or something important or close
    Death bereaved him of his wife.
    The castaways were bereft of hope.


To take someone or something important or close

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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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