I am wondering which preposition would best fit this usage of the word divest. In this case, the word is being used in the third subsense of the first sense found in Merriam-Webster:
- a : to deprive or dispossess especially of property, authority, or title
b : to undress or strip especially of clothing, ornament, or equipment
c : rid, free
Here's the word in its context:
My experience of not feeling like I was feminine enough was validated by those who had experienced the same, and I began feeling like I could divest myself [from] the feminine beauty ideal.
I can find examples that use divest of and divest from, but I also see divest being used without any preposition. Merriam-Webster has an entry for divest of, where it seems to apply specifically to money or physical possessions. And the majority of examples I see for divest from seem to be specifically about fossil fuel divestment.
Which preposition is appropriate when using divest in a more figurative way?
Perhaps divest isn't even the right word though... Is the word disinvest more appropriate?