Definition of diversify in English:


Syllabification: di·ver·si·fy
Pronunciation: /diˈvərsiˌfī, dī-

verb (diversifies, diversifying, diversified)

  • 1Make or become more diverse or varied: [no object]: the trilobites diversified into a great number of species [with object]: they seek to diversify their approach to teaching (as adjective diversified) a diversified economy
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    • The Brugmansia especially has been diversified into different varieties largely, it is believed, through human intervention.
    • Now it's really diversified into all kinds of different styles.
    • Pittsburgh has launched a multitude of programs to diversify the region's economy away from heavy industry into high technology.
  • 1.1 [no object] (Of a company) enlarge or vary its range of products or field of operation: the company expanded rapidly and diversified into computers
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    • But many of the best financial companies have diversified into other businesses that won't be hit by rising rates.
    • As Haines notes, other non-dairy companies have diversified into milk-based products.
    • The company has recently diversified into sports management and ticket sales.
    branch out, expand, extend operationsvary, bring variety to; modify, alter, change, transform; expand, enlarge
  • 1.2 [with object] (often as adjective diversified) Enlarge or vary the range of products or the field of operation of (a company): the rise of the diversified corporation
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    • Most diversified companies get that way through acquisitions.
    • But even he concedes that diversified companies with less advertising exposure are worth entertaining in this environment.
    • It's a broadly diversified company that is AAA-rated.



Pronunciation: /-ˌvərsifiˈkāSHən/
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  • I also prefer the diversification available from funds as opposed to direct equity investment.
  • Connect is expected to continue its policy of diversification in the coming months.
  • They have a disciplined approach based on a substantial amount of diversification.


late Middle English (in the sense 'show diversity'): via Old French from medieval Latin diversificare 'make dissimilar', from Latin diversus, past participle of divertere (see divert).

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