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English definition of “divest sb of sth”

divest sb of sth

formal
verb [I or T] uk phrasal verb with divest   /dɪˈvest/ mainly US us  
to take something off or away from someone or yourself: There is a growing movement to divest the monarchy of its remaining constitutional power. She divested herself of her cumbersome attire.Taking things away from someone or somewhereRemoving and getting rid of things
(Definition of divest sb of sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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