To unclothe; to strip, as of clothes, arms, or equipage; -- opposed to invest.
- To strip, as of clothes.
- To deprive, as of rights or property; dispossess.
- To free of; rid: "Most secretive of men, let him at last divest himself of secrets, both his and ours” ( Brendan Gill).
- To sell off or otherwise dispose of (a subsidiary company or an investment).
- Law To devest.