Deprive vs Depredate - What's the difference?

deprive | depredate |


As verbs the difference between deprive and depredate

is that deprive is while depredate is to ransack or plunder; to prey upon.

deprive

English

Verb

(depriv)
  • To take something away (and keep it away); deny someone of something.
  • * 2005 , .
  • * 1900 , L. Frank Baum , The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Chapter 23
  • "By means of the Golden Cap I shall command the Winged Monkeys to carry you to the gates of the Emerald City," said Glinda, "for it would be a shame to deprive the people of so wonderful a ruler."
    If we had been deprived' of it, the most serious consequence would be that we'd be ' deprived of philosophy.

    Derived terms

    * depriver (agent noun)

    Synonyms

    * impoverish

    Antonyms

    * enrich

    depredate

    English

    Verb

    (depredat)
  • to ransack or plunder; to prey upon
  • * Francis Bacon
  • It makes the substance of the body less apt to be consumed and depredated by the spirits.
  • to engage in plundering