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Divest Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    divest v
  1. take away possessions from someone; "The Nazis stripped the Jews of all their assets" [syn: deprive, strip]
  2. deprive of status or authority; "he was divested of his rights and his title"; "They disinvested themselves of their rights" [syn: disinvest] [ant: invest]
  3. 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 univeristy to disinvest in South Africa" [syn: disinvest] [ant: invest]
  4. remove (someone's or one's own) clothes; "The nurse quickly undressed the accident victim"; "She divested herself of her outdoor clothes"; "He disinvested himself of his garments" [syn: strip, undress, disinvest]
Divest Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Divest \Di*vest"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Divested; p. pr. & vb. n. Divesting.] [LL. divestire (di- = dis- + L. vestire to dress), equiv. to L. devestire. It is the same word as devest, but the latter is rarely used except as a technical term in law. See Devest, Vest.]
  1. To unclothe; to strip, as of clothes, arms, or equipage; -- opposed to invest.
  2. Fig.: To strip; to deprive; to dispossess; as, to divest one of his rights or privileges; to divest one's self of prejudices, passions, etc. Wretches divested of every moral feeling. --Goldsmith. The tendency of the language to divest itself of its gutturals. --Earle.
  3. (Law) See Devest. --Mozley & W.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Divest'

Stock market (equity market) Foreign exchange market Derivatives market Commodity market Money market Spot market (cash market) Over the counter Real estate Private equity Financial market participants: Investor and speculator

Deposit Option (call or put) Loans Security Derivative Stock Time deposit or certificate of deposit Futures contract

Capital budgeting Financial risk management Mergers and acquisitions Accountancy Financial statement Audit Credit rating agency Leveraged buyout

Student financial aid Employment contract Retirement

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