What does diversify mean?

Definitions for diversifydɪˈvɜr səˌfaɪ, daɪ-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word diversify.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. diversify(verb)

    make (more) diverse

    "diversify a course of study"

  2. diversify, radiate(verb)

    spread into new habitats and produce variety or variegate

    "The plants on this island diversified"

  3. diversify, branch out, broaden(verb)

    vary in order to spread risk or to expand

    "The company diversified"


  1. diversify(Verb)

    To make diverse or various in form or quality; to give variety to; to variegate; to distinguish by numerous differences or aspects.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Diversify(verb)

    to make diverse or various in form or quality; to give variety to; to variegate; to distinguish by numerous differences or aspects

  2. Origin: [F. diversifier, LL. diversificare, fr. L. diversus diverse + ficare (in comp.), akin to facere to make. See Diverse.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Diversify

    di-vėr′si-fī, v.t. to make diverse or different: to give variety to:—pr.p. diver′sifying; pa.p. diver′sified.—adj. Diversifī′able.—n. Diversificā′tion.—adj. Diver′siform, of diverse or various forms. [Fr.,—Low L. diversificārediversus, diverse, facĕre, to make.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of diversify in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of diversify in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Neil Mawston:

    Micromax needs to diversify geographically and also needs to diversify product lines.

  2. Kevin Kinser:

    It would help the for-profit education providers to diversify the way they are gaining revenue from educational products.

  3. Federica Guidi:

    It's useful infrastructure, but maybe it's no longer in the list of priorities, Even if on the one hand it helps diversify transit (of gas), on the other hand there is a problem with the supplier.

  4. Kola Masha:

    A drop in oil should encourage governments to diversify, which should help agriculture businesses, if governments see they need to diversify into areas like agriculture then these oil price shocks won't be so painful.

  5. Med Jones:

    The challenge is that CEOs now think like global investors, while the political leadership thinks like local civil servants. Getting the right policies to attract and develop talented labor, capital and diversify the income sources will determine the prosperity and wealth of the people of each nation.

Images & Illustrations of diversify

  1. diversifydiversifydiversify

Translations for diversify

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for diversify »


Find a translation for the diversify definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these diversify definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"diversify." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 19 Oct. 2017. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/diversify>.

Are we missing a good definition for diversify? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for diversify:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.