Diversify
Diversify Di*ver"si*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Diversified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Diversifying}.] [F. diversifier, LL. diversificare, fr. L. diversus diverse + ficare (in comp.), akin to facere to make. See {Diverse}.] To make diverse or various in form or quality; to give variety to; to variegate; to distinguish by numerous differences or aspects. [1913 Webster]

Separated and diversified on from another. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

Its seven colors, that diversify all the face of nature. --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster]


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  • diversify — index convert (change use), differ (vary), differentiate, vary Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • diversify — late 15c., from O.Fr. diversifier (13c.) to make diverse, from M.L. diversificare, from L. diversus (see DIVERSE (Cf. diverse)). Economic sense is from 1939. Related: Diversified; diversifying …   Etymology dictionary

  • diversify — [v] spread out; branch out alter, assort, change, expand, mix, modify, transform, variegate, vary; concepts 232,697 Ant. conform, stay same, unvary …   New thesaurus

  • diversify — ► VERB (diversifies, diversified) 1) make or become more diverse. 2) (of a company) enlarge or vary its range of products or field of operation. DERIVATIVES diversification noun …   English terms dictionary

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  • diversify — UK [daɪˈvɜː(r)sɪfaɪ] / US [dɪˈvɜrsɪfaɪ] / US [daɪˈvɜrsɪfaɪ] verb Word forms diversify : present tense I/you/we/they diversify he/she/it diversifies present participle diversifying past tense diversified past participle diversified 1)… …   English dictionary

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