disinvest

verb dis·in·vest \ (ˌ)dis-in-ˈvest \
|Updated on: 27 Apr 2018

Definition of disinvest

: 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.

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First Known Use of disinvest

1945

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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


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disinvest

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

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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