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disinvest

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verb dis·in·vest \(ˌ)dis-in-ˈvest\

Simple Definition of disinvest

  • finance : to take your money out of an area, industry, company, etc., by selling property, shares, or stock

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of disinvest

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to reduce or eliminate capital investment (as in an industry or area)

Examples of disinvest in a sentence

  1. Several companies have disinvested from the country to protest its human rights policies.



1945

First Known Use of disinvest

1945


Law Dictionary

disinvest

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intransitive verb dis·in·vest \ˌdis-ən-ˈvest\

Legal Definition of disinvest

  1. 1 :  to reduce or eliminate capital investment (as in an industry or area)

  2. 2 :  to give up an investment <insiders force the noncontrolling shareholders to…disinvest — R. C. Clark>

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to cause to give up an investment <no one is being…disinvested or cashed out — R. C. Clark>




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