- Word Parts
|part of speech:
||divested, divesting, divests
||to take rights or property away from; dispossess, esp. by legal means.
The government divested the farmers of their land and created communal farms.
- endow, vest
- similar words:
- dispossess, strip
||to rid (one or oneself) of something.
He wanted to divest himself of any obligation.
||to get rid of (financial holdings, esp. stocks) by selling.
||to take off or strip clothing from.
- apparel, attire, clothe
||bust, depose, deprive, expose, strip
||divestible (adj.), divestiture (n.)
The word divest
contains the following parts:
that means not, apart, reverse, negate
More about this word part:
The prefix di-3
is a form of dis-
used before roots beginning with "v" and "g," such as "vert" and "gress." See dis-3
that means clothe; clothing