Definitions for divest

Definitions for (verb) divest

Main entry: disinvest, divest, strip, undress

Definition: remove (someone's or one's own) clothes

Usage: The nurse quickly undressed the accident victim; She divested herself of her outdoor clothes; He disinvested himself of his garments

Main entry: divest, disinvest

Definition: reduce or dispose of; cease to hold (an investment)

Usage: 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

Main entry: deprive, divest, strip

Definition: take away possessions from someone

Usage: The Nazis stripped the Jews of all their assets

Main entry: divest, disinvest

Definition: deprive of status or authority

Usage: he was divested of his rights and his title; They disinvested themselves of their rights

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