As verbs the difference between deprive and depredate
is that deprive
is while depredate
is to ransack or plunder; to prey upon.
To take something away (and keep it away); deny someone of something.
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* 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.
* depriver (agent noun)
to ransack or plunder; to prey upon
* Francis Bacon
to engage in plundering
- It makes the substance of the body less apt to be consumed and depredated by the spirits.