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)
: to make diverse : give variety to <diversify a course of study>
: to balance (as an investment portfolio) defensively by dividing funds among securities of different industries or of different classes
: to increase the variety of the products of <diversify a business>
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Examples of DIVERSIFY
- The country is diversifying its energy sources.
- farmers who want to diversify their crops
- The new CEO's chief aim is to diversify the company.
- The company needs to diversify.
- Many publishing companies have diversified into online services.
First Known Use of DIVERSIFY
: to change to include many different things <The cafeteria has diversified its menu choices.>
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