Word Focus

focusing on words and literature





Definitions and Synonyms of divest | Another word for divest | What is divest?

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

Samples where divest 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 divest in the sense of this definition

(divest 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"

(divest 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 divest 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 divest in the sense of this definition

(divest 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"

Definition 3: take away possessions from someone - [verb of possession]

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

  • The Nazis stripped the Jews of all their assets

Synonyms for divest in the sense of this definition

(divest is a kind of ...) take into one's possession

"We are taking an orphan from Romania" "I'll take three salmon steaks"

(... is a kind of divest ) take away the weapons from; render harmless

(... is a kind of divest ) deprive of parents

(... is a kind of divest ) deprive of sex or sexual powers

(... is a kind of divest ) strip

"unclothe your heart of envy"

(... is a kind of divest ) deprive completely of money or goods

"The robbers cleaned us out in a couple of hours"

(... is a kind of divest ) deprive of the possession of real estate

(... is a kind of divest ) deprive wholly of money in a gambling game, robbery, etc.

"The other players cleaned him completely"

(... is a kind of divest ) deprive of possessions

"The Communist government expropriated the landowners"

(... is a kind of divest ) deprive through death

Samples where divest 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 divest in the sense of this definition

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

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

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

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

More words

Another word for divertingly

Another word for diverting

Another word for divertimento

Another word for diverticulum

Another word for diverticulosis

Another word for divestiture

Another word for divi-divi

Another word for dividable

Another word for divide

Another word for divided


Other word for divided

divided meaning and synonyms

How to pronounce divided