de·​list | \ (ˌ)dē-ˈlist How to pronounce delist (audio) \
delisted; delisting; delists

Definition of delist

transitive verb

: to remove from a list especially : to remove (a security) from the list of securities that may be dealt in on a particular exchange

Examples of delist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 2010, a group of these ranchers and developers, represented by a libertarian law firm called the Pacific Legal Foundation, began a long campaign to delist the bird. Zach St. George, Harper's Magazine, "Birds of a Feather," 27 Apr. 2021 Why did Amazon suddenly delist my book without warning me or my publisher? Ryan T. Anderson, WSJ, "Amazon Won’t Let You Read My Book," 16 Mar. 2021 And while other Great Lakes states like Minnesota and Michigan mull over potential wolf hunts during fall 2021, the Biden administration has ordered a review of the USFWS’ decision to delist gray wolves. Popular Science, "Wisconsin hunters have already killed more gray wolves than allowed," 1 Mar. 2021 Following an executive order from President Trump barring U.S. investments in Chinese firms with ties to the military, the bourse announced at the end of 2020 plans to delist China Mobile, China Telecom, and China Unicom. Lucinda Shen, Fortune, "Why J.P. Morgan, Berkshire Hathaway, and Amazon’s plan to shake up healthcare fell apart," 5 Jan. 2021 Conversely, last year the Nasdaq Stock Market forced China’s Luckin Coffee Inc. to delist after an accounting scandal. Chong Koh Ping, WSJ, "What the Delisting of Chinese ADRs Means for Investors," 4 Jan. 2021 The delisting came following the petition by the Independent Petroleum Association of America to delist the species, according to the Center. Julia Jacobo, ABC News, "Lawsuits pile up over endangered species decisions made by Trump administration," 4 Apr. 2021 The decision to delist CNOOC suggests that Washington is still willing to pressure Beijing in some areas as President Joe Biden begins his term in office. Laura He, CNN, "Wall Street is kicking out yet another big Chinese company," 1 Mar. 2021 The other reason: minority shareholders are standing in the way of its two major shareholders – Forbes listed billionaire Vladimir Kim and former KAZ Minerals CEO Oleg Novachuk – who want to delist it and take it private. Kenneth Rapoza, Forbes, "Old School KAZ Minerals Becomes Latest Kazakh Stock Story," 3 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of delist

1929, in the meaning defined above

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2 May 2021

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“Delist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of delist

formal : to remove (something) from a list
de·​list | \ dē-ˈlist How to pronounce delist (audio) \

Legal Definition of delist

: to remove from a list especially : to remove (a security) from the list of securities that may be traded on a particular exchange

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