divest

Definitions

0 Vote up! verb-transitive. To strip, as of clothes.
0 Vote up! verb-transitive. To deprive, as of rights or property; dispossess.
0 Vote up! verb-transitive. To free of; rid: "Most secretive of men, let him at last divest himself of secrets, both his and ours” ( Brendan Gill).
0 Vote up! verb-transitive. To sell off or otherwise dispose of (a subsidiary company or an investment).
0 Vote up! verb-transitive. Law To devest.
0 Vote up! verb. To undress, disrobe.
0 Vote up! verb. To strip, deprive, or dispossess (someone) term something (such as a right, passion, privilege, or prejudice).
0 Vote up! verb. To sell off or be rid of through sale, especially of a subsidiary
0 Vote up! verb-transitive. To unclothe; to strip, as of clothes, arms, or equipage; -- opposed to <ant>invest</ant>.
0 Vote up! verb-transitive. Fig.: To strip; to deprive; to dispossess
0 Vote up! verb-transitive. See Devest.
0 Vote up! others. To strip of clothes, arms, or equipage; hence, to strip of anything that surrounds or attends; despoil: opposed to invest: as, to divest one of his reputation.
0 Vote up! others. To strip by some definite or legal process; deprive: as, to divest a person of his rights or privileges; to divest one of title or property.
0 Vote up! others. To strip off; throw off.
0 Vote up! verb. remove (someone's or one's own) clothes
0 Vote up! verb. reduce or dispose of; cease to hold (an investment)
0 Vote up! verb. deprive of status or authority
0 Vote up! verb. take away possessions from someone

Usage

0 Vote up! SEOUL — Korea Exchange Bank said Friday Chairman Richard Wacker will step down from his post due to personal reasons amid efforts by majority stakeholder Lone Star Funds to divest from the bank.
0 Vote up! The resolution, which will be voted on at a later date, requests that the city government and employee pension fund "divest" from all Arizona state and municipal bonds and would ban city workers from traveling to that state on official business.
0 Vote up! The final language of the resolution still must be fine-tuned, but a draft circulated Tuesday by Hispanic activists calls on both the city government and the employee pension fund to "divest" from "any companies that originate out of Arizona or that do business with Arizona."
0 Vote up! His choice of "divest" leaves open the possibility that male-male friendships are inherently sensual; after all, one cannot divest what one does not already have.
0 Vote up! Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. Sam Brownback, among others at the state and local level, have identified a powerful tool — a grass-roots and bipartisan campaign to "divest" from Iran, just as the international community divested from South Africa's apartheid regime in the 1970s and '80s.

Mnemonics

0 Vote up! DIVEST can be considered as the short form of DIsinVEST,meaning to STRIP

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0 Vote up! albuschappalchor added a Mnemonic " DIVEST can be considered as the short form of DIsinVEST,meaning to STRIP " 3 years 11 months ago.