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diversify

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Definition to make more varied
Diversify is used to describe variation in some things so frequently that they can be implied by the general context without a need to state them explicitly — such as:
  • with regard to people — varying races, ethnicities, and genders
  • with regard to investments — varying types of investments
  • with regard to a company — varying sources of business
  • She has been typecast as the female who beats up males, but she's eager to diversify her roles.
diversify = make more varied
  • Our philosophy is that diversification strengthens the Board just as a mixed gene pool strengthens the individual.
  • diversification = variation (in the types or backgrounds of people on the Board)
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • They worked hard to diversify the student body.
  • diversify = make for varied (its racial, ethnic, and gender composition)
  • My financial advisor says I should be more diversified.
  • diversified = varied (in types of investments owned)
  • The company decided to diversify so they are not totally dependent upon defense contracts.
  • diversify = make more varied (its sources of business)
  • Cluster all these individuals together, as they sometimes were, with other miscellaneous ones to diversify the group, and, for the time being, it made the Custom-House a stirring scene.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • diversify = make more varied
  • Boomer liked to diversify.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • diversify = variety
  • As animated, as diversified, as social, but with circumstances of superiority undescribable.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • diversified = varied
  • There is no use asking the black tenant, then, to diversify his crops,—he cannot under this system.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • To be able to preserve these characteristics, and at the same time to diversify their operations, is one talent of a good writer.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • There's simply a need for some reorganization, some diversification, which is being done."
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • I'd advise you to diversify your holdings.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • One of the problems with the diversification of the canon is that modern writers can't assume a common body of knowledge on the part of their readers.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Shaw thought it was time to diversify into other areas-precious metals, sugar, fabrics.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • '.... to diversify the Middle East's largest economy....
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • Locked glass display cases held rings and necklaces and brooches, and a few guitars and banjos hung on the pine-board-paneled walls to diversify the merchandise.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • Fancying, however, that it might be for his benefit occasionally to diversify the scene, Phoebe sometimes suggested that he should look out upon the life of the street.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • In that way he planned to diversify the production of an enterprise he considered his own, because his brother showed no signs of returning after the rains had passed and a whole summer had gone by with no news of him.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Whilst the alloy and value depended on the general authority, a right of coinage in the particular States could have no other effect than to multiply expensive mints and diversify the forms and weights of the circulating pieces.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • ...with its wild race of fishermen for whom, no more than for their whales, had there been any Middle Ages—it had been a great joy to me to see it suddenly take its place in the order of the centuries, with a stored consciousness of the romanesque epoch, and to know that the gothic trefoil had come to diversify those wild rocks also, at the appointed hour, like those frail but hardy plants which, in the Polar regions, when the spring returns, scatter their stars about the eternal snows.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann's Way

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