divest of

phrasal verb

divested of; divesting of; divests of
: 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.
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.

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“Divest of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/divest%20of. Accessed 1 Apr. 2023.

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