diversify

[dih-vur-suh-fahy, dahy-]
verb (used with object), diversified, diversifying.
1.
to make diverse, as in form or character; give variety or diversity to; variegate.
2.
to invest in different types of (securities, industries, etc.).
3.
to produce different types of (manufactured products, crops, etc.).
verb (used without object), diversified, diversifying.
4.
to invest in different types of industries, securities, etc.
5.
to add different types of manufactured products, crops, etc., especially to a business.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Anglo-French diversifier < Medieval Latin dīversificāre, equivalent to Latin dīvers(us) diverse + -ificāre -ify

diversifiable, adjective
diversifiability, noun
diversifier, noun
overdiversify, verb, overdiversified, overdiversifying.
undiversifying, noun
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diversify (daɪˈvɜːsɪˌfaɪ)
 
vb , -fies, -fying, -fied
1.  (tr) to create different forms of; variegate; vary
2.  (of an enterprise) to vary (products, operations, etc) in order to spread risk, expand, etc
3.  to distribute (investments) among several securities in order to spread risk
 
[C15: from Old French diversifier, from Medieval Latin dīversificāre, from Latin dīversusdiverse + facere to make]
 
di'versifiable
 
adj
 
diversifia'bility
 
n
 
di'versifier
 
n

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diversify
late 15c., from O.Fr. diversifier (13c.), from M.L. diversificare (see diverse). Economic sense is from 1939. Related: Diversified.
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Example sentences
Economic reforms are aimed at developing the private sector and attracting
  foreign investment to diversify the economy.
Its economic fortunes depend mostly on declining oil resources, but the country
  is trying to diversify its earnings.
The data further show that these superorders of living mammals started to
  diversify much earlier than the fossil record suggests.
Farmers are looking for ways to diversify, and a few have opened their cottages
  to holiday visitors.
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