1. [ verb ] reduce or dispose of; cease to hold (an investment)
Synonyms: divest

"The company decided to divest" "the board of trustees divested $20 million in real estate property" "There was pressure on the university to disinvest in South Africa"

Related terms: invest withdraw disinvestment
2. [ verb ] deprive of status or authority
Synonyms: divest

"he was divested of his rights and his title" "They disinvested themselves of their rights"

Related terms: invest free defrock dethrone
3. [ verb ] remove (someone's or one's own) clothes
Synonyms: undress divest strip

"The nurse quickly undressed the accident victim" "She divested herself of her outdoor clothes" "He disinvested himself of his garments"

Related terms: remove undress
Similar spelling:   disinfest