Definition of divest of
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.
2divest (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.
Word by Word Definitions
: to deprive or dispossess especially of property, authority, or title
: to undress or strip especially of clothing, ornament, or equipment
: rid, free
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