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di·ver·si·fy

 (dĭ-vûr′sə-fī′, dī-)
v. di·ver·si·fied, di·ver·si·fy·ing, di·ver·si·fies
v.tr.
1.
a. To give variety to; vary: diversify a menu.
b. To extend (business activities) into disparate fields.
2. 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.
v.intr.
To spread out activities or investments, especially in business.

[Middle English diversifien, from Old French diversifier, from Medieval Latin dīversificāre : Latin dīversus; see diverse + Latin -ficāre, -fy.]

di·ver′si·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.

diversify

(daɪˈvɜːsɪˌfaɪ)
vb, -fies, -fying or -fied
1. (tr) to create different forms of; variegate; vary
2. (Commerce) (of an enterprise) to vary (products, operations, etc) in order to spread risk, expand, etc
3. (Banking & Finance) to distribute (investments) among several securities in order to spread risk
[C15: from Old French diversifier, from Medieval Latin dīversificāre, from Latin dīversus diverse + facere to make]
diˈversiˌfiable adj
diˌversiˌfiaˈbility n
diˈversiˌfier n

di•ver•si•fy

(dɪˈvɜr səˌfaɪ, daɪ-)

v. -fied, -fy•ing. v.t.
1. to make diverse, as in form or character; give variety or diversity to; variegate.
2. to distribute (investments) among different types of securities or industries.
3. to expand (a business or product line) by manufacturing a larger variety of products.
v.i.
4. to become diversified.
[1400–50; < Anglo-French diversifier < Medieval Latin dīversificāre; see diverse]
di•ver′si•fied`, adj.
di•ver′si•fi`er, n.

diversify


Past participle: diversified
Gerund: diversifying

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
I diversified
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we diversified
you diversified
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Present Continuous
I am diversifying
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Present Perfect
I have diversified
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we have diversified
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Past Continuous
I was diversifying
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we were diversifying
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Past Perfect
I had diversified
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Future
I will diversify
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Future Perfect
I will have diversified
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Future Continuous
I will be diversifying
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been diversifying
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been diversifying
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been diversifying
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we had been diversifying
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Conditional
I would diversify
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Past Conditional
I would have diversified
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.diversify - make (more) diverse; "diversify a course of study"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
motley, variegate, vary - make something more diverse and varied; "Vary the menu"
2.diversify - spread into new habitats and produce variety or variegate; "The plants on this island diversified"
vary, alter, change - become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence; "her mood changes in accordance with the weather"; "The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season"
3.diversify - vary in order to spread risk or to expand; "The company diversified"
vary, alter, change - become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence; "her mood changes in accordance with the weather"; "The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season"
specialize, narrow down, narrow, specialise - become more focus on an area of activity or field of study; "She specializes in Near Eastern history"
specialize, narrow down, narrow, specialise - become more focus on an area of activity or field of study; "She specializes in Near Eastern history"

diversify

verb vary, change, expand, transform, alter, spread out, branch out Manufacturers are encouraged to diversify.
Translations
يُنَوِّع
obměňovat
sprede
változatossá tesz
auka fjölbreytni
çeşitlen mek

diversify

[daɪˈvɜːsɪfaɪ]
A. VT (gen) (also Comm) → diversificar
B. VI (Comm) → diversificarse, ampliar el campo de acción

diversify

[daɪˈvɜːrsɪfaɪ] vt [company] → diversifier; [person] → diversifier ses activités
to diversify into sth [company, person] → se diversifier dans qch

diversify

vtabwechslungsreich(er) gestalten; interestsbreit(er) fächern; business etcdiversifizieren
vi (Comm) → diversifizieren; to diversify into new productssich auf neue Produkte umstellen

diversify

[daɪˈvɜːsɪfaɪ]
1. vtrendere vario/a (Comm) → diversificare
2. vi (Comm) → diversificarsi

diverse

(daiˈvəːs) adjective
different; of various kinds.
diˈversely adverb
diˈverseness noun
diˈversify (-fai) verb
to make or become varied or different.
diˈversity noun
variety.
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The truth of the principle, that the greatest amount of life can be supported by great diversification of structure, is seen under many natural circumstances.
By considering the nature of the plants or animals which have struggled successfully with the indigenes of any country, and have there become naturalised, we can gain some crude idea in what manner some of the natives would have had to be modified, in order to have gained an advantage over the other natives; and we may, I think, at least safely infer that diversification of structure, amounting to new generic differences, would have been profitable to them.
The advantage of diversification in the inhabitants of the same region is, in fact, the same as that of the physiological division of labour in the organs of the same individual body--a subject so well elucidated by Milne Edwards.
Holding other control variables constant at 0, Figure I presents the marginal effects of product and geographic diversifications on firm performance found in the RAROA model when using the modified Herfindahl Index as the measure of product diversification.
Ofek, 1995, Diversifications Effect on Firm Value, Journal of Financial Economics, 378: 39-65.
This article investigates the relationship between product diversification and firm performance in the U.
Meanwhile, the range of returns on these portfolios is far less than the one achieved by the naive diversifications (2.
While there is evidence on the effectiveness of diversifying real estate portfolio geographically, or by property type, there is lack of empirical evidence to justify whether diversification of managers is worth pursuing.
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They may be relatively simple diversifications involving few resources and risks, or they may be complex, risky and demanding resource-intensive diversifications.
Most CEE micro-firms do not have adequate resources to develop diversifications requiring large investments of time, specialized expertise, or capital, regardless of their attractiveness.
Revenues and time which apparently are not needed for the first firm may translate into diversifications.

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