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Synonyms for divest
dɪˈvɛst, daɪ-di·vest

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  1. divest

    disruanate, denude, strip, disrobe, unclothe, disencumber, deprive

    clothe, robe, invest, shroud, envelop, encumber, indue

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  1. deprive, strip, divestverb

    take away possessions from someone

    "The Nazis stripped the Jews of all their assets"

    strip down, clean, discase, leach, foray, pillage, unclothe, dismantle, strip, disrobe, undress, reave, rifle, denude, uncase, impoverish, despoil, ransack, loot, deprive, peel, plunder, bare, denudate, disinvest

    invest, vest, place, commit, enthrone, put

  2. divest, disinvestverb

    deprive of status or authority

    "he was divested of his rights and his title"; "They disinvested themselves of their rights"

    undress, strip, disinvest, deprive

    invest, put, commit, place, enthrone, vest

  3. divest, disinvestverb

    reduce or dispose of; cease to hold (an investment)

    "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"

    undress, strip, disinvest, deprive

    invest, vest, place, commit, put, enthrone

  4. strip, undress, divest, disinvestverb

    remove (someone's or one's own) clothes

    "The nurse quickly undressed the accident victim"; "She divested herself of her outdoor clothes"; "He disinvested himself of his garments"

    strip down, clean, leach, foray, pillage, unclothe, dismantle, deprive, disrobe, undress, reave, rifle, denude, uncase, despoil, strip, ransack, loot, discase, peel, plunder, bare, denudate, disinvest

    enthrone, commit, vest, put, invest, place

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  1. divest

    v. a. deprive, strip, dispossess

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  1. Van Beurden:

    The divest campaign, or Keep it in the Ground or the carbon bubble, ignore reality that 80 percent of the investment in the industry has to be done just to stand still to arrest decline. It is a red herring, it is a very seductive argument and that is why it catches on, but it is a red herring.

  2. George Mason:

    All men are created equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights, of which they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity; among which are the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing the obtaining of happiness and safety.

  3. Brett Cohen:

    There is a direct correlation between efforts to boycott and divest from Sanction Israel on campus and increased hate crimes against Jews, including swastikas painted on Jewish centers and fraternities, Jewish students being harassed and intimidated, and several cases of outright violence, the pseudo-academic delegitimizaton of Sanction Israel fuels this fire, and has created a situation where some pro-Israel students are afraid to voice their opinions in the classroom.

  4. Chief Executive Officer Mark Bertolini:

    We took a conservative view of what we would need to divest.

  5. Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron:

    We will divest these shares only when they have returned to their normal price.

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