diversify

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

Definition of diversify

diversified

;

diversifying

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make diverse or composed of unlike elements :  give variety to diversify a course of study

  3. 2 :  to balance (as an investment portfolio ) defensively by dividing funds among securities (see security 3) of different industries or of different classes diversify your investments

  4. 3 :  to increase the variety of the products of diversify the company

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  to produce variety encouraging farmers to diversify

  7. 2 :  to engage in varied operations diversifying into online services

diversification

play \-ˌvər-sə-fə-ˈkā-shən\ noun

diversifier

play \-ˈvər-sə-ˌfī(-ə)r\ noun

Examples of diversify in a sentence

  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.

Origin and Etymology of diversify

see diverse


First Known Use: 15th century


DIVERSIFY Defined for English Language Learners

diversify

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

Definition of diversify for English Language Learners

  • : 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)


DIVERSIFY Defined for Kids

diversify

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

Definition of diversify for Students

diversified

;

diversifying

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


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