divest of

phrasal verb
divested of; divesting of; divests of

Definition of divest 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 ofHe 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 clothingHe 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 21 Oct. 2020.

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