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Definition of "diversify" []

  • To give variety to; vary: diversify a menu. (verb-transitive)
  • To extend (business activities) into disparate fields. (verb-transitive)
  • To distribute (investments) among different companies or securities in order to limit losses in the event of a fall in a particular market or industry. (verb-transitive)
  • To spread out activities or investments, especially in business. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "diversify" in a sentence
  • "Now, in terms of the United States, I objected to your term 'diversify away' because we don't want to see a diminishing of trade with the United States."
  • "In fact, most people who hear the phrase diversify their income portfolio options start to frown as their brains go to work trying to figure out exactly what was just said."
  • "For most small investors, the ability to diversify is a primary advantage of index funds."