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Definition of diversify verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//daɪˈvərsəˌfaɪ//
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they diversify
    he / she / it diversifies
    past simple diversified
    -ing form diversifying
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] diversify (something) (into something) (especially of a business or company) to develop a wider range of products, interests, skills, etc. in order to be more successful or reduce risk synonym branch out (into something) Farmers are being encouraged to diversify into new crops.
  2. 2[intransitive, transitive] to change or to make something change so that there is greater variety Patterns of family life are diversifying. diversify something The culture has been diversified with the arrival of immigrants.
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, NAmE//daɪˌvərsəfəˈkeɪʃn//
noun [uncountable]
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