Definition Of divest

verb

deprive (someone) of power, rights, or possessions.

men are unlikely to be divested of power without a struggle

Example Of divest

  • She was divested of her gold medal minutes after winning the 800 m in the Seoul Asiad for crossing the lane.

  • But we can't give government the unilateral right to divest us of all our rights.

  • Croft got up and went out into the hall where Jeffries divested him of his lounging jacket and helped him into a black frock coat.

  • During the Nineties healthcare firms were keen to divest themselves of their interests in vaccines.

  • Forms of Christianity that essentially divest the faith of its classical, historical identity do not fare well.


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