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Synonyms for divest
dɪˈvɛst, daɪ-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deprive, strip, divest(verb)

    take away possessions from someone

    "The Nazis stripped the Jews of all their assets"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    invest, vest, place, commit, enthrone, put

  2. divest, disinvest(verb)

    deprive of status or authority

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

    Synonyms:
    undress, strip, disinvest, deprive

    Antonyms:
    invest, put, commit, place, enthrone, vest

  3. divest, disinvest(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    undress, strip, disinvest, deprive

    Antonyms:
    invest, vest, place, commit, put, enthrone

  4. strip, undress, divest, disinvest(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    enthrone, commit, vest, put, invest, place

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. divest

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. divest

    Synonyms:
    v. a. deprive, strip, dispossess

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    dispose

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How to use divest in a sentence?

  1. Chief Executive Officer Mark Bertolini:

    Let a judge decide. Is Medicare Advantage competitive with Medicare fee-for-service? If that is indeed the case, then there isn't any market we need to divest, if we have to divest, can we provide an appropriate remedy? And we have.

  2. Noah Bookbinder:

    While this is a notable step in the right direction, it's a small one that comes much too late, the ethics issues that arise from Ivanka Trump ownership of the Ivanka Trump Brand also arise from Ivanka Trump ownership stake in the Trump Organization, and still more issues arise from Ivanka Trump father's ownership of that business. If the Ivanka Trump family truly cared about ethics, they would fully divest themselves of these assets -- something they should have done before they entered the White House.

  3. Stephen Power:

    Our trustees took the decision to completely divest from oil, gas and coal-producing companies because they felt these companies were not making enough progress towards better solutions.

  4. Jack Allardyce:

    Should low oil prices prevail, they're a quarter or two away from having to cut the dividend, or divest some more assets.

  5. 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.


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