how to pronounce divest


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divest is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of divest in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… i really want him to divest that cash …”

meanings of divest


  1. To sell off or be rid of through sale, especially of a subsidiary.
  2. To undress.
  3. To strip, deprive, or dispossess (someone) of something (such as a right, passion, privilege, or prejudice).

divest frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word divest occurs in english on average 0.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics divest can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that divest can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) people, society, and culture;

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