Definition of divest


Scrabble & Words with Friends points

  • divest is a valid Scrabble word with a point value of 10 according to TWL06 dictionary
  • divest is a valid Words with Friends word with a point value of 11 according to ENABLE dictionary

Definition of divest

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

    Examples

    1. The company decided to divest
    2. the board of trustees divested $20 million in real estate property

    Synonyms

    1. disinvest

  • take away possessions from someone (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. deprive
    2. strip

  • deprive of status or authority (verb)

    Examples

    1. he was divested of his rights and his title

    Synonyms

    1. disinvest

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

    Examples

    1. She divested herself of her outdoor clothes

    Synonyms

    1. disinvest
    2. strip
    3. undress

See definition of divest in Merriam Webster