Definition for DI-VERS'I-FY

DI-VERS'I-FY, v.t. [Fr. diversifier; Sp. diversificar; L. diversus and facio.]

  1. To make different or various in form or qualities; to give variety to; to variegate; as, to diversify the colors of a robe; to diversify a landscape with mountains, plains, trees and lakes.
  2. To give diversity to; to distinguish by different things; as, a council diversified by different characters.
  3. In oratory, to vary a subject, by enlarging on what has been briefly stated, by brief recapitulation, by adding new ideas, by transposing words or periods, &c.

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