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diversify

Line breaks: di|ver¦sify
Pronunciation: /dʌɪˈvəːsɪfʌɪ
 
, dɪ-/

Definition of diversify in English:

verb (diversifies, diversifying, diversified)

1Make or become more diverse or varied: [no object]: the trilobites diversified into a great number of species [with object]: new plants will diversify the habitat
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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.
Synonyms
branch out, vary output, expand, enlarge operations, extend operations, spread one's wings, broaden one's horizons
vary, bring variety to, variegate, mix;
modify, alter, change, transform;
expand, enlarge, widen
rare permutate
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.

Origin

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).

Words that rhyme with diversify

versify

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