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Definition of divest:

  1. Fig.: To strip; to deprive; to dispossess; as, to divest one of his rights or privileges; to divest one's self of prejudices, passions, etc.
  2. See Devest.
  3. To unclothe; to strip, as of clothes, arms, or equipage; - opposed to invest.


leach, strip down, take from, strip, give, impoverish, disinvest, reave, seize, clean, put on, pillage, rifle, loot, despoil, uncase, dismantle, uncover, ransack, foray, plunder, rob, discase, denudate, deprive.

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