English verb: divest
|1.||divest (possession) take away possessions from someone|
|Samples||The Nazis stripped the Jews of all their assets.|
|Examples||They divest him of all his money|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s somebody of something|
|Narrower (hyponym)||bereave, clean, clean out, disarm, dispossess, expropriate, orphan, unarm, unclothe, unsex|
|2.||divest (social) deprive of status or authority|
|Samples||He was divested of his rights and his title.|
They disinvested themselves of their rights.
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s somebody.|
Somebody ----s somebody of something
|Broader (hypernym)||discharge, free|
|Narrower (hyponym)||defrock, dethrone, unfrock|
|Antonyms||enthrone, vest, invest|
|3.||divest (possession) reduce or dispose of; cease to hold (an investment)|
|Samples||The company decided to divest.|
The board of trustees divested $20 million in real estate property.
There was pressure on the university to disinvest in South Africa.
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s.|
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP
|Broader (hypernym)||draw, draw off, take out, withdraw|
|Antonyms||invest, commit, put, place|
|4.||divest (change) remove (someone's or one's own) clothes|
|Samples||The nurse quickly undressed the accident victim.|
She divested herself of her outdoor clothes.
He disinvested himself of his garments.
|Synonyms||disinvest, strip, undress|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Somebody ----s somebody
|Broader (hypernym)||remove, take, take away, withdraw|
|Verb group||discase, disrobe, peel, strip, strip down, uncase, unclothe, undress|