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diversify

verb di·ver·si·fy \də-ˈvər-sə-ˌfī, dī-\

: to change (something) so that it has more different kinds of people or things

: to produce or sell more kinds of products : to increase the variety of goods or services produced or offered by (someone or something)

di·ver·si·fieddi·ver·si·fy·ing

Full Definition of DIVERSIFY

transitive verb
1
:  to make diverse :  give variety to <diversify a course of study>
2
:  to balance (as an investment portfolio) defensively by dividing funds among securities of different industries or of different classes
3
:  to increase the variety of the products of <diversify a business>
intransitive verb
1
:  to produce variety
2
:  to engage in varied operations
di·ver·si·fi·ca·tion \-ˌvər-sə-fə-ˈkā-shən\ noun
di·ver·si·fi·er \-ˈvər-sə-ˌfī(-ə)r\ noun

Examples of DIVERSIFY

  1. The country is diversifying its energy sources.
  2. farmers who want to diversify their crops
  3. The new CEO's chief aim is to diversify the company.
  4. The company needs to diversify.
  5. Many publishing companies have diversified into online services.

First Known Use of DIVERSIFY

15th century
DIVERSIFIED Defined for Kids

diversify

verb di·ver·si·fy \də-ˈvər-sə-ˌfī, dī-\
di·ver·si·fieddi·ver·si·fy·ing

Definition of DIVERSIFY for Kids

:  to change to include many different things <The cafeteria has diversified its menu choices.>

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