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divest

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdivestdi‧vest /daɪˈvest, də-/ verb  [intransitive, transitive] technical if a company divests, it sells some of its assets, investments etc pressure on hospitals to divest tobacco-related stocks divest somebody of something→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
divestThe operations that will be divested include factories in New Hampshire.As a result it enters 1993 with the twin objectives of expanding its home sales and divesting some of its landholdings.But perhaps her most important legacy was in divesting the public culture of political language and political idealism.Lake was officially asked to divest the stocks in October 1993.We are tackling our problem areas and are divesting those assets which no longer have a strategic fit.
From Longman Business Dictionarydivestdi‧vest /daɪˈvest, də-/ verbFINANCE1[transitive] if a group divests one of the companies that it owns, it gets rid of it by selling itWe fulfilled our commitment to shareholders to divest our downstream business by creating a new company.2[transitive] if a company divests assets, it sells them, for example because it needs cash for another activity or to repay debtsWhere our competitive position is weak, we have continued to divest assets to help fund more profitable ventures elsewhere.3[intransitive] to reduce the number of your investments by selling some of themperformance reports which may signal that it is time to divest rather than investdivestment noun [countable, uncountable]The string of divestments is part of the holding company’s effort to lighten its debt load.divestiture noun [countable, uncountable]The divestiture of AT&T in 1984 opened up the US telecommunications equipment market.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
divest
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydivest
he, she, itdivests
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydivested
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave divested
he, she, ithas divested
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad divested
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill divest
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have divested
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam divesting
he, she, itis divesting
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you, we, theyare divesting
Past
I, he, she, itwas divesting
you, we, theywere divesting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been divesting
he, she, ithas been divesting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been divesting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be divesting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been divesting
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