Definitions

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  • v. To reduce investment, or cease to invest

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. deprive of status or authority
  • v. remove (someone's or one's own) clothes
  • v. reduce or dispose of; cease to hold (an investment)

Etymologies

dis- +‎ invest (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Another way to legally "disinvest" in the System and reinvest in the homesteads of Christendom.

    A Distributism How To

  • And we'll keep investing in the parts of the business that we think will grow and obviously there are parts of the business which have changed and you kind of disinvest a little bit and that would be in areas you know about, parts of the securitized products, some structured products, etc. where you're just not going to have the volumes you had before.

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  • A few years ago I was involved in a campaign to stop companies doing business with the military dictatorship in Burma - in support of Burma's democrats who had called for foreign companies to disinvest.

    John Jackson: Playing With the Enemy

  • In this time of government fiscal stress in the United States, we need to resist the tendency to disinvest in emergency capacity due to the low probability of utilization.

    Steven Cohen: Learning From Japan's Catastrophe

  • Bangladesh's economy has been growing at around 6%, but the government could still disinvest more from state enterprises and increase access to natural resources.

    Manias, Panics and Bangladesh

  • In 1995-96, Treasury declared a one-year debt issuance suspension period, in order to disinvest large amounts from the civil-servant fund and free up additional borrowing capacity.

    Questions and Answers About Reaching the Debt Ceiling

  • Investors they visited this week in Asia are questioning the willingness of governments to keep the euro zone together, they report: "As a result investors may seek to disinvest from Europe."

    Options Dwindle for Euro Crisis

  • Plus, plans to disinvest small stakes in state-owned companies, through which New Delhi aims to raise some $8 billion, could be thwarted if markets remain volatile and investors wary of emerging markets.

    India's Credibility Deficit

  • Neyveli Lignite Corporation has opposed the government proposal to disinvest 10% of its stake, contending stock market conditions do not favour such a move.

    Deals India: Morning News Roundup

  • A combination of steadily rising greenhouse gas concentrations and temperatures suggest that in around 78 months we will enter a new, more dangerous category of risk for creeping climatic instability, reason enough perhaps, to disinvest in fossil fuels.

    78 months and counting ...

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