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diversify

di·ver·si·fy

diversify

 
 
pronunciation:
dih vuhr s faI
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: diversified, diversifies, diversifying
definition: to give or introduce variety to or into.
The company is diversifying its product lines.She diversified her stock portfolio among ten industries.
synonyms:
vary
antonyms:
homogenize
similar words:
alter, change, distribute, modify, spread, transform, variegate
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to spread one's efforts or investments over a variety of products, securities, or the like, in order to increase production or profitability, or average the risk of loss.
His financial advisor urged him to diversify.
derivations: diversifiable (adj.), diversifier (n.)
Word Parts
The word diversify contains the following parts:
-fy, -ify, -efy Latin verb-forming suffix that means make, cause to be, become
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The suffix group -fy , -ify , -efy forms verbs from primarily Latin bases. When -ify attaches to an English base, the base is an adjective (uglify , Frenchify ) or noun (citify , zombify) usually having one syllable or two syllables ending in |i|. Verbs ending in -fy have corresponding noun forms ending in -ion: as a rule, -ify becomes -ification (verify , verification); -efy becomes -efaction (putrefy , putrefaction). See also fac, fic, fec, fact, fect.