[Word For Today] Divest

Hi all! Do you still remember the words we learned yesterday?

Yep! That is “petition“.

Let’s move on to today’s new word–”divest”. 

Norway’s $1tn wealth fund to divest from oil and gas exploration

Greenpeace UK’s oil campaigner, Charlie Kronick, said: “This partial divestment from oil and gas is welcome, but not enough to mitigate Norway’s exposure to both global oil and gas prices and the wider financial ramifications of climate change.

Word For Today:

Translations of Divest in different languages:


How is Divest used?

a. to deprive or dispossess especially of property, authority, or title

  1. He had encouraged the state to divest such holdings.
  2. The company will be divesting some assets that no longer fit its profile.
  3. The company is divesting 8 of its 20 stores.

b. to undress or strip especially of clothing, ornament, or equipment

  1. Pedro divested himself of his overcoat. 
  2. She divested herself of her outdoor clothes.

Practice:

(1) The operations that will be d_____ include factories in New Hampshire.

(2) But perhaps her most important legacy was in d______ the public culture of political language and political idealism.

(3) We fulfilled our commitment to shareholders to d_____ our downstream business by creating a new company.

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