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divests

verb
present tense third-person singular of divest

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1 to end the occupancy or possession of
  • unable to make their mortgage payments, they were summarily divested of their house

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2 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

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3 to take something away from
  • he was divested of the boxing title when the fraud was uncovered

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“Divests.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/divests. Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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