Synonyms and Antonyms of divest
to end the occupancy or possession of
- He was forced to divest himself of his holdings.
bereave, deprive, disinherit
annex, appropriate, commandeer, impound, seize, take over, usurp
to set (a person or thing) free of something that encumbers
- The former CEO has divested himself of most of his responsibilities but will continue to work with the company as a consultant.
discharge, emancipate, enfranchise, liberate, loose, loosen, manumit, release, spring, unbind, uncage, unchain, unfetter
bail (out), deliver, redeem, rescue
disengage, disentangle, extricate
to take something away from
- He was divested of the boxing title when the fraud was uncovered.