from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To give variety to; vary: diversify a menu.
- transitive v. To extend (business activities) into disparate fields.
- transitive v. To distribute (investments) among different companies or securities in order to limit losses in the event of a fall in a particular market or industry.
- intransitive v. To spread out activities or investments, especially in business.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To make diverse or various in form or quality; to give variety to; to variegate; to distinguish by numerous differences or aspects.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To make diverse or various in form or quality; to give variety to; to variegate; to distinguish by numerous differences or aspects.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make diverse or various in form or qualities; give variety or diversity to: as, to diversify the colors of a fabric; mountains, plains, trees, and lakes diversify the landscape; to diversify labor.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make (more) diverse
- v. spread into new habitats and produce variety or variegate
- v. vary in order to spread risk or to expand
Middle English diversifien, from Old French diversifier, from Medieval Latin dīversificāre : Latin dīversus; see diverse + Latin -ficāre, -fy.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)