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divest

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Plain form
divest

Third-person singular
divests

Past tense
divested

Past participle
divested

Present participle
divesting

  1. (transitive) If you divest someone of something, you remove it from them.
    After being convicted, the judge was divested of his powers.
  2. (transitive) (finance) If you divest a property or investment, you sell it off.
    The church has decided to divest itself of all its properties.
    The president will have to divest her companies before assuming office.