[ dih-vur-suh-fahy, dahy- ]
/ d瑟藞v蓽r s蓹藢fa瑟, da瑟- /
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verb (used with object), di路ver路si路fied, di路ver路si路fy路ing.
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.).
verb (used without object), di路ver路si路fied, di路ver路si路fy路ing.
to invest in different types of industries, securities, etc.
to add different types of manufactured products, crops, etc., especially to a business.
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Origin of diversify

1400鈥50; late Middle English <Anglo-French diversifier<Medieval Latin d墨versific膩re, equivalent to Latin d墨vers(us) diverse + -ific膩re-ify


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British Dictionary definitions for diversify

/ (da瑟藞v蓽藧s瑟藢fa瑟) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied
(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

Derived forms of diversify

diversifiable, adjectivediversifiability, noundiversifier, noun

Word Origin for diversify

C15: from Old French diversifier, from Medieval Latin d墨versific膩re, from Latin d墨versus diverse + facere to make
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