divest of

phrasal verb

divested of; divesting of; divests of
formal
1
: to take (something) away from (someone or something else) : to cause (someone or something) to lose or give up (something)
The document does not divest her of her right to use the property.
often used as (be) divested of
He was divested of his title/power/dignity.
2
divest (oneself) of (something) : to sell or give away (possessions, money, etc.)
She divested herself of most of her possessions.
old-fashioned when used of clothing
He divested himself of his coat.

Examples of divest of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The legislation under consideration gives ByteDance almost a year to divest of TikTok. Tribune News Service, The Mercury News, 23 Apr. 2024 Trump’s opposition to a TikTok ban would be a reversal of policy for the former president, who signed an executive order in the summer of 2020 that would have forced TikTok’s parent company in China, ByteDance, to completely divest of the social media site or face a ban on U.S. soil. Matt Novak / Gizmodo, Quartz, 8 Mar. 2024 Or finally divesting of Lowry, who is no longer a shot-creator or quick enough to be a top defender? Greg Cote, Miami Herald, 23 Jan. 2024 In an interview, Mr. Dolan provided this metric: If an otherwise well-mannered spectator at a Knicks game held a sign overhead urging Mr. Dolan to divest of the Knicks, Mr. Dolan would support their ejection by ushers or security guards. Katherine Rosman, New York Times, 20 Sep. 2023 But in 1930 the college split off to become USF, and in the 1960s the Jesuits received orders from Rome to divest of ownership of high schools. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, 7 May 2023 But in 1930 the college split off to become USF, and in the 1960s the Jesuits received orders from Rome to divest of ownership of high schools. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, 7 May 2023 During the 2010s, most oil companies failed to turn a profit, validating activists’ demands that institutions should divest of fossil-fuel stock. Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic, 11 May 2022 Does Ohio governor Mike DeWine order that all state agencies divest of any Russian investments have any [00:16:00] real life ramifications. Laura Johnston, cleveland, 4 Mar. 2022

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“Divest of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/divest%20of. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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