Definition of divestment
1. divest [ v ] take away possessions from someone
Examples: "The Nazis stripped the Jews of all their assets"
The editorial concerned legislative proposals to ease the tax burden on du_Pont stockholders , in connection with the United_States Supreme_court ruling that du_Pont must divest itself of its extensive General Motors stock holdings .Synonyms strip deprive divest dispossess Related Terms take disarm clean expropriate unclothe unsex orphan bereave dispossess clean_out divestiture
2. divest [ v ] remove (someone's or one's own) clothes
Examples: "The nurse quickly undressed the accident victim" "She divested herself of her outdoor clothes" "He disinvested himself of his garments"
3. divest [ v ] deprive of status or authority
Examples: "he was divested of his rights and his title" "They disinvested themselves of their rights"
4. divest [ v ] reduce or dispose of; cease to hold (an investment)
Examples: "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"
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