divest


divest

verb

Definition of DIVEST

1
to end the occupancy or possession of <unable to make their mortgage payments, they were summarily divested of their house>
2
to set (a person or thing) free of something that encumbers <the former CEO has divested himself of most of his responsibilities but will continue to work with the company as a consultant>
Near Antonyms bog (down), fetter, hamper, restrain, shackle, subject, weigh down, weight (down)
3
to take something away from <he was divested of the boxing title when the fraud was uncovered>

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