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 habitatMore example sentences
- 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 computersMore example sentences
- 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.
- 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 corporationMore example sentences
- 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.
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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).