- to make diverse, as in form or character; give variety or diversity to; variegate.
- to invest in different types of (securities, industries, etc.).
- to produce different types of (manufactured products, crops, etc.).
- to invest in different types of industries, securities, etc.
- to add different types of manufactured products, crops, etc., especially to a business.
Origin of diversify
Examples from the Web for diversify
In their effort to diversify their revenue, they have capitalized on traditional practices to new advantage.ISIS, Boko Haram, and the Growing Role of Human Trafficking in 21st Century Terrorism
Louise I. Shelley
December 26, 2014
Republicans have failed to diversify their party in the year since proclaiming the urgency of a bigger tent.The GOP Failed to Reform...and It Doesn't Matter
March 18, 2014
Actors are constantly talking about their desire to diversify themselves and play different characters.How Jennifer Lawrence Took Over Hollywood. (It’s Not Just Because of Her Charm.)
December 20, 2013
This would enable the company to diversify and compensate for losses in Europe by reaching East Asian markets.New Concerns that Russia is Positioning Itself to Influence Israel's Natural Gas Policy
November 7, 2013
I don't have the option to diversify by selling the options so diversifying means additional savings.Ask the Blogger
November 26, 2012
Now, however, there is a growing tendency to diversify the product.The Fabric of Civilization
The principal problem was to force the planters to diversify.Virginia Under Charles I And Cromwell, 1625-1660
Wilcomb E. Washburn
To diversify our crops and crop no more than we can cultivate.Chapters in Rural Progress
Kenyon L. Butterfield
It is intellectual culture which contributes most to diversify the features.Western Characters
J. L. McConnel
What may be expected in a court is only to diversify l'ennui.Life and Times of Her Majesty Caroline Matilda, Vol. I (of III)
C. F. Lachelles Wraxall
- (tr) to create different forms of; variegate; vary
- (of an enterprise) to vary (products, operations, etc) in order to spread risk, expand, etc
- to distribute (investments) among several securities in order to spread risk
Word Origin and History for diversify
late 15c., from Old French diversifier (13c.) "to make diverse," from Medieval Latin diversificare, from Latin diversus (see diverse). Economic sense is from 1939. Related: Diversified; diversifying.