Synonyms for divest

Synonyms for (verb) divest

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: remove, withdraw, take, take away

Definition: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

Usage: remove a threat; remove a wrapper; Remove the dirty dishes from the table; take the gun from your pocket; This machine withdraws heat from the environment

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: withdraw, draw, draw off, take out

Definition: remove (a commodity) from (a supply source)

Usage: She drew $2,000 from the account; The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank

Synonyms: deprive, divest, strip

Definition: take away possessions from someone

Usage: The Nazis stripped the Jews of all their assets

Similar words: take

Definition: take into one's possession

Usage: We are taking an orphan from Romania; I'll take three salmon steaks

Synonyms: divest, disinvest

Definition: deprive of status or authority

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

Similar words: discharge, free

Definition: free from obligations or duties