Divest is defined as to take something away from someone, or to rid yourself of something.(verb)
See divest in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: altered < devest
See divest in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb di·vest·ed, di·vest·ing, di·vests
Origin: Alteration (influenced by Medieval Latin dīvestīre, to undress)
Origin: of devest.
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