Definición de divest en inglés:


Saltos de línea: di¦vest
Pronunciación: /dʌɪˈvɛst
, dɪ-/


[with object] (divest someone/thing of)
  • 1Deprive someone of (power, rights, or possessions): men are unlikely to be divested of power without a struggle
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    • She was divested of her gold medal minutes after winning the 800 m in the Seoul Asiad for crossing the lane.
    • But we can't give government the unilateral right to divest us of all our rights.
    • It will, of course, take more than the odd late-season slump to divest Arsenal of their undoubted glamour.
    deprive, strip, dispossess, relieve; rob, cheat out of, trick out of, do out of
    informal diddle out of
    literary despoil
    archaic reave
  • 1.1Deprive something of (a particular quality): he has divested the original play of its charm
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    • Pleasantly in-the-face, the play divests mythological heroes of their aura and presents them in a lacklustre light.
    • He fears the Goshree bridges would divest the islands of their charm of being aloof and convert them into a thoroughfare.
    • The pain makes his head throb and divests his brain of any sort of thinking power.
  • 1.2Rid oneself of (a business interest or investment): the government’s policy of divesting itself of state holdings
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    • He established the tabloid Daily Mirror in 1941, but divested himself of all his newspaper interests in 1958.
    • He informed the committee that he had divested himself of all outside interests.
    • During the Nineties healthcare firms were keen to divest themselves of their interests in vaccines.
  • 1.3 dated or • humorous Relieve someone of (a garment): she divested him of his coat
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    • Croft got up and went out into the hall where Jeffries divested him of his lounging jacket and helped him into a black frock coat.
    • Then, with a faint blush colouring his cheeks, he divested her of her stained jeans.
    • She directed her gaze heavenward then proceeded to divest him of his coat.
    strip, relieve, denude; remove, take off, pull off, peel off, shed; unclothe, undress, disrobe
    dated doff


early 17th century: alteration of devest, from Old French desvestir, from des- (expressing removal) + Latin vestire (from vestis 'garment').

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