英 [daɪ'vest; dɪ-]
di-, 不，非，使相反，来自dis-变体。vest, 衣服，袍子。即使脱去衣服。
- divest: see vest
- divest (v.)
- 1560s, devest (modern spelling is c. 1600), from Middle French devester "strip of possessions," from Old French desvestir, from des- "away" (see dis-) + vestir "to clothe" (see vest (v.)).
The figurative sense of "strip of possessions" is earliest in English; reflexive sense of "to strip oneself of" is from c. 1600. Economic sense (implied in divestment) is from 1955. Related: Divested; divesting.
- 1. She managed to divest herself of the unwanted property.
- 2. I cannot divest myself of the idea.
- 3. As a result, they have moved to divest themselves of losing acquisitions.
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- 4. He attempted to divest himself of all responsibilities for the decision.
- 5. I cannot divest myself offear.
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