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Borrowed from Middle French diversifier.

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diversify (third-person singular simple present diversifies, present participle diversifying, simple past and past participle diversified)

  1. (transitive) To make (something) diverse or various in form or quality; to give variety to distinguish by numerous differences or aspects, as:
    Synonyms: variegate; see also Thesaurus:diversify
    • 2023 June 19, Morgan Jerkins, “‘She doesn’t have the power’: Central Park birdwatcher Christian Cooper on why racist ‘incident’ won’t define him”, in The Guardian[1], →ISSN:
      Months after the incident happened, he did a PBS special in which he talked about the “joys and challenges of birding while Black” and was featured in the Washington Post about his desire to diversify the activity.
    1. (transitive, intransitive) To make (investments) diverse so as to mitigate and balance risks.
      Coordinate term: hedge

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