diversify

Diversify means to vary in type. It's often used to discuss risk in financial activities. You might diversify your investments by spreading your wealth among different types of stocks.

You may have noticed that diversify looks like the word diverse, an adjective that describes showing variety and difference. If you want to diversify your interests, that means you want to mix it up and do more than just play Dungeons and Dragons all the time — you might become active in sports, theater, and the math club. Diversify can also describe expanding into new areas. A company might diversify by sending its sales force into Asia and Latin America.

Definitions of diversify
  1. verb
    vary in order to spread risk or to expand
    “The company diversified
    synonyms: branch out, broaden
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    Antonyms:
    narrow, narrow down, specialise, specialize
    become more focus on an area of activity or field of study
    type of:
    alter, change, vary
    become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence
  2. verb
    make (more) diverse
    diversify a course of study”
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    types:
    motley, variegate, vary
    make something more diverse and varied
    checker, chequer
    variegate with different colors, shades, or patterns
    type of:
    alter, change, modify
    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
  3. verb
    spread into new habitats and produce variety or variegate
    “The plants on this island diversified
    synonyms: radiate
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    type of:
    alter, change, vary
    become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence
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