Definition of divest verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    divest

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