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    divest - Dictionary definition and meaning for word divest

    (verb) take away possessions from someone
    Synonyms : deprive , strip
    Example Sentence
    • The Nazis stripped the Jews of all their assets
    (verb) deprive of status or authority
    Synonyms : disinvest
    Example Sentence
    • he was divested of his rights and his title
    • They disinvested themselves of their rights
    (verb) reduce or dispose of; cease to hold (an investment)
    Synonyms : disinvest
    Example Sentence
    • The company decided to divest
    • the board of trustees divested $20 million in real estate property
    • There was pressure on the university to disinvest in South Africa
    (verb) remove (someone's or one's own) clothes
    Synonyms : disinvest , strip , undress
    Example Sentence
    • The nurse quickly undressed the accident victim
    • She divested herself of her outdoor clothes
    • He disinvested himself of his garments
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for divest

opposite to invest; di + vest; vest means an inner garment; divest is to remove it.

di + vest; (A vest is a type of collarless sleeveless upper-body garment. ); divest is to remove it.

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to see the vest's one need to strip the clothes..;)

DIVEST can be considered as the short form of DIsinVEST,meaning to STRIP

Divest: To deprive someone of something have quite similar meaning to 'Devastating':Causing extensive destruction or ruining

divest means not invest, i.e out of something.

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