Translation of deprive in Spanish:

deprive

Pronunciation: /dɪˈpraɪv/

vt

  • 1.1 (take away) to deprive sb/sth of sth privar a algn/algo de algo 1.2 (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
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    • ‘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.
    • 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.
    • It's unfortunate we are continually deprived of our potential benefits for residents.

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Most first names in Spanish-speaking countries are those of saints. A person's santo, (also known as onomástico in Latin America and onomástica in Spain) is the saint's day of the saint that they are named for. Children were once usually named for the saint whose day they were born on, but this is less common now.