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Definition 1: remove (someone's or one's own) clothes - [verb of change]

Samples where disinvest or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for disinvest in the sense of this definition

(disinvest is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

(disinvest has a similar meaning as ...) get undressed

"please don't undress in front of everybody!" "She strips in front of strangers every night for a living"

Definition 2: reduce or dispose of; cease to hold (an investment) - [verb of possession]

Samples where disinvest or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for disinvest in the sense of this definition

(disinvest is a kind of ...) remove (a commodity) from (a supply source)

"She drew $2,000 from the account" "The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank"

Samples where disinvest or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for disinvest in the sense of this definition

(disinvest is a kind of ...) free from obligations or duties

(... is a kind of disinvest ) remove a monarch from the throne

"If the King does not abdicate, he will have to be dethroned"

(... is a kind of disinvest ) divest of the frock; of church officials

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