disinvest
intransitive verb Date: 1945 to reduce or eliminate capital investment (as in an industry or area)

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  • disinvest — dis‧in‧vest [ˌdɪsɪnˈvest] verb [intransitive] ECONOMICS to invest less or to stop investing in an activity or area of business: disinvest from • Many funds are disinvesting from stocks that fail to deliver shareholder value. • His two brothers… …   Financial and business terms

  • disinvest — dis·in·vest /ˌdis ən vest/ vi 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 vt: to cause to give up an investment no… …   Law dictionary

  • disinvest — /dis in vest /, v.i. 1. to engage in disinvestment. v.t. 2. to subject (capital goods) to disinvestment. [1620 30; DIS 1 + INVEST] * * * …   Universalium

  • disinvest — verb To reduce investment, or cease to invest …   Wiktionary

  • disinvest — verb withdraw or reduce an investment. Derivatives disinvestment noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • disinvest — dis·invest …   English syllables

  • disinvest — dis•in•vest [[t]ˌdɪs ɪnˈvɛst[/t]] v. t. bus to engage in disinvestment • Etymology: 1620–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • disinvest — /dɪsɪnˈvɛst/ (say disin vest) verb (t) 1. to subject to disinvestment. –verb (i) 2. to bring about a disinvestment …   Australian English dictionary

  • disinvest — /ˌdɪsɪn vest/ verb 1. to reduce investment by not replacing capital assets when they wear out 2. to reduce investment by selling shares …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • disinvest — v.intr. (foll. by from, or absol.) reduce or dispose of one s investment (in a place, company, etc.). Derivatives: disinvestment n …   Useful english dictionary

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