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divestverb [T]

 us   /dɑɪˈvest, dɪ-/
to get ​rid of an ​investment, ​part of a ​business, etc. by ​selling: He had ​encouraged the ​state to divest such ​holdings. If you divest yourself of a ​property, you get ​rid of it, usually by ​selling: The ​company has divested itself of some of ​its money-losing ​operations.
(Definition of divest from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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divestverb [I or T]

uk   us   /dɪˈvest/ mainly US
(Definition of divest from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"divest" in Business English

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divestverb [I or T]

uk   us   /dɪˈvest/
FINANCE to ​sell an ​asset, a ​business, or ​part of a ​business, or to ​reduce the ​amount of ​investment in something: The ​company will be divesting some ​assets that no ​longerfit its ​profile. We have made a decision to divest from the ​hotel and ​casinosbusiness to ​focus more on drinks ​sales.
(Definition of divest from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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