Definition of disinvest
: to reduce or eliminate capital investment (as in an industry or area)
Examples of disinvest in a sentence
Several companies have disinvested from the country to protest its human rights policies.
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DISINVEST Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of disinvest for English Language Learners
finance : to take your money out of an area, industry, company, etc., by selling property, shares, or stock
Legal Definition of disinvest
1 : to reduce or eliminate capital investment (as in an industry or area)
2 : to give up an investment <insiders force the noncontrolling shareholders to…disinvest — R. C. Clark>
: to cause to give up an investment <no one is being…disinvested or cashed out — R. C. Clark>
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