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 Didi Global, China’s equivalent of Uber, announced plans to delist from the New York Stock Exchange after a Beijing cybersecurity probe into its operations. Pei Lin Wu, Washington Post, 16 May 2022 The issue escalated at the end of the Trump administration when lawmakers passed legislation that would delist foreign firms that refuse to comply. Robert Schmidt,, 30 Mar. 2022 The Securities and Exchange Commission doesn’t accept opinions with disclaimers, which can prompt stock exchanges to delist a company’s shares. Mark Maurer, WSJ, 15 Apr. 2022 Futu’s inclusion doesn’t mean the company’s American depositary receipts will be forced to delist in the near-term, the company said in a statement Thursday. Robert Schmidt,, 30 Mar. 2022 Android Police reports that Geekbench will delist the S8 series from its website for cheating. Chris Smith, BGR, 16 Mar. 2022 Scott Fitzgerald, Mike Gallagher, Glenn Grothman, Bryan Steil and Tom Tiffany support the measure to delist the gray wolf and restore management to the states. Bill Glauber, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4 Mar. 2022 In December 2020, Congress passed a bill that granted the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) permission to delist Chinese companies that fail to comply with the regulator’s audit processes. Eamon Barrett, Fortune, 14 Feb. 2022 To get around this, Epic Games offered an alternative payment method, which prompted Apple to delist Fortnite from its store, which led to the lawsuit filed by Epic Games. Adario Strange, Quartz, 2 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of delist

1929, in the meaning defined above

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26 May 2022

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“Delist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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transitive verb
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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