Definition of DIVESTS

verb : DIVESTS

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

    ) deprive of status or authority; "he was divested of his rights and his title"; "They disinvested themselves of their rights" ;

  • 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" ;

  • 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" ;


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