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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 be·reave /bɪˈriv/
 (vt.)奪去,使失去,使喪失

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Be·reave v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bereaved Bereft p. pr. & vb. n. Bereaving.]
 1. To make destitute; to deprive; to strip; -- with of before the person or thing taken away.
    Madam, you have bereft me of all words.   --Shak.
    Bereft of him who taught me how to sing.   --Tickell.
 2. To take away from. [Obs.]
 All your interest in those territories
 Is utterly bereft you; all is lost.   --Shak.
 3. To take away. [Obs.]
    Shall move you to bereave my life.   --Marlowe.
 Note:The imp. and past pple. form bereaved is not used in reference to immaterial objects. We say bereaved or bereft by death of a relative, bereft of hope and strength.
 Syn: -- To dispossess; to divest.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 bereave
      v : deprive through death