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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (3)

1. deprive of status or authority;
- Example: "he was divested of his rights and his title"
- Example: "They disinvested themselves of their rights"
[syn: divest, disinvest]

2. reduce or dispose of; cease to hold (an investment);
- Example: "The company decided to divest"
- Example: "the board of trustees divested $20 million in real estate property"
- Example: "There was pressure on the university to disinvest in South Africa"
[syn: divest, disinvest]

3. remove (someone's or one's own) clothes;
- Example: "The nurse quickly undressed the accident victim"
- Example: "She divested herself of her outdoor clothes"
- Example: "He disinvested himself of his garments"
[syn: strip, undress, divest, disinvest]


WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

disinvest v 1: deprive of status or authority; "he was divested of his rights and his title"; "They disinvested themselves of their rights" [syn: divest, disinvest] [ant: enthrone, invest, vest] 2: reduce or dispose of; cease to hold (an investment); "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" [syn: divest, disinvest] [ant: commit, invest, place, put] 3: remove (someone's or one's own) clothes; "The nurse quickly undressed the accident victim"; "She divested herself of her outdoor clothes"; "He disinvested himself of his garments" [syn: strip, undress, divest, disinvest]