Associations to the word «Divest»


DIVEST, verb. (transitive) (archaic) To undress, disrobe.
DIVEST, verb. (transitive) To strip, deprive, or dispossess (someone) of something (such as a right, passion, privilege, or prejudice).
DIVEST, verb. (transitive) To sell off or be rid of through sale, especially of a subsidiary

Dictionary definition

DIVEST, verb. Take away possessions from someone; "The Nazis stripped the Jews of all their assets".
DIVEST, verb. Deprive of status or authority; "he was divested of his rights and his title"; "They disinvested themselves of their rights".
DIVEST, verb. 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".
DIVEST, verb. 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".

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