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verb (v)

  • take away possessions from someone (verb.possession)
    Synonym: deprive, strip
    source: wordnet30
  • deprive of status or authority (
    Synonym: disinvest
    Antonym: enthrone, invest, vest
    He was divested of his rights and his title.
    source: wordnet30
  • reduce or dispose of; cease to hold (an investment) (verb.possession)
    Antonym: commit, invest, place, put
    The company decided to divest.
    The board of trustees divested $20 million in real estate property.
    source: wordnet30
  • remove (someone's or one's own) clothes (verb.change)
    Synonym: disinvest, strip, undress
    She divested herself of her outdoor clothes.
    source: wordnet30
  • To unclothe; to strip, as of clothes, arms, or equipage; -- opposed to invest. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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