- 1divest yourself of something to get rid of something The company is divesting itself of some of its assets.
- 2divest somebody/something of something to take something away from someone or something After her illness she was divested of much of her responsibility.
- 3 divest somebody/yourself of something to remove clothes He divested himself of his jacket.
NAmE//dəˈvɛst//, NAmE//daɪˈvɛst//(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they divest
he / she / it divests
past simple divested
-ing form divesting