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
Synonyms: disinvest

"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)
Synonyms: disinvest

"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
Similar spelling:   dipstick