deprive, strip, divest(verb)
take away possessions from someone
"The Nazis stripped the Jews of all their assets"
deprive of status or authority
"he was divested of his rights and his title"; "They disinvested themselves of their rights"
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"
strip, undress, divest, disinvest(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"
To undress, disrobe.
To strip, deprive, or dispossess (someone) of something (such as a right, passion, privilege, or prejudice).
To sell off or be rid of through sale, especially of a subsidiary
In 2011 the company divested an 81% majority stake in its Chinese subsidiary.
Origin: Alteration of devest, after Latin divestire.
to unclothe; to strip, as of clothes, arms, or equipage; -- opposed to invest
fig.: To strip; to deprive; to dispossess; as, to divest one of his rights or privileges; to divest one's self of prejudices, passions, etc
Origin: [LL. divestire (di- = dis- + L. vestire to dress), equiv. to L. devestire. It is the same word as devest, but the latter is rarely used except as a technical term in law. See Devest, Vest.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
di-vest′, v.t. to strip or deprive of anything.—adj. Divest′ible.—ns. Divest′iture, Divest′ment (rare). [L. devestīre—dis, neg., vestīre, to clothe—vestis, a garment.]
The numerical value of divest in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of divest in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We took a conservative view of what we would need to divest.
We will divest these shares only when they have returned to their normal price.
Should low oil prices prevail, they're a quarter or two away from having to cut the dividend, or divest some more assets.
Any time you're down to two players or less you have a problem that needs to be resolved, three, you may still have to divest.
I think this is a really dangerous area and I think he's going to see it, hopefully he's going to see it, and they're just going to divest.
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