how to pronounce bereave


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bereave is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of bereave in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… and bereave in a normal way has also had …”

meanings of bereave


  1. To deprive of power; prevent.
  2. To destroy life; cut off.
  3. To deprive by or as if by violence; to rob; to strip; to benim.
  4. To take away someone or something that is important or close; deprive.
  5. To take away by destroying, impairing, or spoiling; take away by violence.

bereave frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word bereave occurs in english on average 0 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics bereave can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that bereave can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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