Definition of diversify in English:

diversify

Syllabification: di·ver·si·fy
Pronunciation: /dəˈvərsəˌfī
 
, dīˈvərsəˌfī
 
/

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.
Synonyms
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.

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).

Derivatives

diversification

Pronunciation: /-ˌvərsifiˈkāSHən/
noun
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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.

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