Definition of bereave in English:
Be deprived of a close relation or friend through their death: she had recently been bereaved (as adjective bereaved) bereaved families (as noun the bereaved) those who counsel the bereaved
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- Many families have been bereaved following the deaths of men doing an honest day's work.
- I know of one who was bereaved and had friends and family speeding to offer their support.
- During the American occupation, she visited orphans, bereaved families and war veterans.
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