|1.||[ verb ] take away possessions from someone|
|Synonyms:||strip deprive dispossess|
"The Nazis stripped the Jews of all their assets"
|Related terms:||take disarm clean expropriate unclothe unsex orphan bereave dispossess clean_out divestiture|
|2.||[ verb ] remove (someone's or one's own) clothes|
|Synonyms:||undress disinvest 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|
|3.||[ verb ] deprive of status or authority|
"he was divested of his rights and his title" "They disinvested themselves of their rights"
|Related terms:||invest free defrock dethrone|
|4.||[ verb ] reduce or dispose of; cease to hold (an investment)|
"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|