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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To deprive or dispossess especially of property, authority, or title.

Usage examples (33)
  • My first task after stepping off the plane into the tropics was to divest myself of my parka.
  • The company decided to divest
  • "rule that statutes which in general terms divest preexisting rights or privileges will not be applied to the sovereign without express words to that effect."
  • And McAlister just about told me himself that they were trying to kind of divest themselves of this company-town image and trying to cut their ties with the community. for more
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