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Definition of divest verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , 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. 3divest somebody/yourself of something to remove clothes He divested himself of his jacket.
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