Definition of privilege verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

privilege

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈprɪvəlɪdʒ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈprɪvəlɪdʒ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they privilege
BrE BrE//ˈprɪvəlɪdʒ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈprɪvəlɪdʒ//
 
he / she / it privileges
BrE BrE//ˈprɪvəlɪdʒɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈprɪvəlɪdʒɪz//
 
past simple privileged
BrE BrE//ˈprɪvəlɪdʒd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈprɪvəlɪdʒd//
 
past participle privileged
BrE BrE//ˈprɪvəlɪdʒd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈprɪvəlɪdʒd//
 
-ing form privileging
BrE BrE//ˈprɪvəlɪdʒɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈprɪvəlɪdʒɪŋ//
 
 
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privilege somebody/something (formal) to give somebody/something special rights or advantages that others do not have synonym favour education policies that privilege the children of wealthy parents Word Origin Middle English: via Old French from Latin privilegium ‘bill or law affecting an individual’, from privus ‘private’ + lex, leg- ‘law’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: privilege