American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To strip, as of clothes.
- v. To deprive, as of rights or property; dispossess.
- v. To free of; rid: "Most secretive of men, let him at last divest himself of secrets, both his and ours” ( Brendan Gill).
- v. To sell off or otherwise dispose of (a subsidiary company or an investment).
- v. Law To devest.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To strip of clothes, arms, or equipage; hence, to strip of anything that surrounds or attends; despoil: opposed to invest: as, to divest one of his reputation.
- To strip by some definite or legal process; deprive: as, to divest a person of his rights or privileges; to divest one of title or property.
- To strip off; throw off.
- v. transitive, archaic To undress, disrobe.
- v. transitive To strip, deprive, or dispossess (someone) of something (such as a right, passion, privilege, or prejudice).
- v. transitive To sell off or be rid of through sale, especially of a subsidiary
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To unclothe; to strip, as of clothes, arms, or equipage; -- opposed to
- v. Fig.: To strip; to deprive; to dispossess
- v. (Law) See Devest.
- v. remove (someone's or one's own) clothes
- v. reduce or dispose of; cease to hold (an investment)
- v. deprive of status or authority
- v. take away possessions from someone
- Alteration of devest, after Latin divestire. (Wiktionary)
- Alteration (influenced by Medieval Latin dīvestīre, to undress) of devest. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“SEOUL — Korea Exchange Bank said Friday Chairman Richard Wacker will step down from his post due to personal reasons amid efforts by majority stakeholder Lone Star Funds to divest from the bank.”
“The resolution, which will be voted on at a later date, requests that the city government and employee pension fund "divest" from all Arizona state and municipal bonds and would ban city workers from traveling to that state on official business.”
“His choice of "divest" leaves open the possibility that male-male friendships are inherently sensual; after all, one cannot divest what one does not already have.”
“Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. Sam Brownback, among others at the state and local level, have identified a powerful tool — a grass-roots and bipartisan campaign to "divest" from Iran, just as the international community divested from South Africa's apartheid regime in the 1970s and '80s.”
“While the company spelled out plans "to transfer fully the U.S. operation of P&O Operations North America to a United States entity," it failed to mention the words "divest" or "sell.”
“rule that statutes which in general terms divest preexisting rights or privileges will not be applied to the sovereign without express words to that effect.”
“And McAlister just about told me himself that they were trying to kind of divest themselves of this company-town image and trying to cut their ties with the community.”
“Techicolor (formerly Thomson) has been trying to "divest" itself of its Grass Valley operations because it is "not within Technicolor's strategic refocusing.”
“The final language of the resolution still must be fine-tuned, but a draft circulated Tuesday by Hispanic activists calls on both the city government and the employee pension fund to "divest" from "any companies that originate out of Arizona or that do business with Arizona.”
“If it wins, it will sell or 'divest' the spectrum to an actual operator after keeping it with itself till the LTE technology becomes ready, around 2-3 years from now.”
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