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divest somebody of something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdivest somebody of something phrasal verb formal1 divest yourself of somethingGET RID OF to sell or give away something you own Dad had long since divested himself of anything valuable.2 divest yourself of somethingDCCTAKE OFF CLOTHES to remove something you are wearing or carrying Pedro divested himself of his overcoat.3 TAKE something FROM somebodyto take something away from someone The king was divested of all his wealth and power. divest→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
divest of Indeed, some antitrust lawyers said the antitrust issues could have been resolved by divesting selected divisions of a merged company.Especially, your Assassin must divest herself of every tiny hidden trick.Edison also said it plans to divest half of its fossil-fuel generation capacity, or a third of its power capacity.As a result it enters 1993 with the twin objectives of expanding its home sales and divesting some of its landholdings.The Kinnock reforms were mostly negative - divesting the party of its unsaleable policies.Courtaulds deputy chief executive Gordon Campbell said Courtaulds made the sale as part of its program to divest itself of noncore businesses.Nor can a country divest itself of the karmic consequences of its own actions.And he could return to Bass, which wants to divest itself of yet more pubs.divest yourself of somethingPinkerton's is divesting itself of $120 million in unprofitable business.Especially, your Assassin must divest herself of every tiny hidden trick.Courtaulds deputy chief executive Gordon Campbell said Courtaulds made the sale as part of its program to divest itself of noncore businesses.Nor can a country divest itself of the karmic consequences of its own actions.And he could return to Bass, which wants to divest itself of yet more pubs.divest yourself of somethingEspecially, your Assassin must divest herself of every tiny hidden trick.Courtaulds deputy chief executive Gordon Campbell said Courtaulds made the sale as part of its program to divest itself of noncore businesses.Nor can a country divest itself of the karmic consequences of its own actions.And he could return to Bass, which wants to divest itself of yet more pubs.
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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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