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Meaning & Definition of Divest in English

English

Divest

/daɪvɛst/

verb

1. Take away possessions from someone

  • "The nazis stripped the jews of all their assets"
    synonym:
  • deprive
  • ,
  • strip
  • ,
  • divest

2. Deprive of status or authority

  • "He was divested of his rights and his title"
  • "They disinvested themselves of their rights"
    synonym:
  • divest
  • ,
  • disinvest

3. Reduce or dispose of

  • Cease to hold (an investment)
  • "The company decided to divest"
  • "The board of trustees divested $20 million in real estate property"
  • "There was pressure on the university to disinvest in south africa"
    synonym:
  • divest
  • ,
  • disinvest

4. Remove (someone's or one's own) clothes

  • "The nurse quickly undressed the accident victim"
  • "She divested herself of her outdoor clothes"
  • "He disinvested himself of his garments"
    synonym:
  • strip
  • ,
  • undress
  • ,
  • divest
  • ,
  • disinvest