Definition of Disinvest

1. Verb. Deprive of status or authority. "They disinvested themselves of their rights"

Exact synonyms: Divest
Specialized synonyms: Dethrone, Defrock, Unfrock
Generic synonyms: Discharge, Free
Antonyms: Invest



2. Verb. Reduce or dispose of; cease to hold (an investment). "There was pressure on the university to disinvest in South Africa"
Exact synonyms: Divest
Generic synonyms: Draw, Draw Off, Take Out, Withdraw
Derivative terms: Disinvestment, Divestiture
Antonyms: Invest

3. Verb. Remove (someone's or one's own) clothes. "They want to disinvest the prisoners "; "He disinvested himself of his garments"
Exact synonyms: Divest, Strip, Undress
Related verbs: Discase, Disrobe, Peel, Strip, Strip Down, Uncase, Unclothe, Undress
Generic synonyms: Remove, Take, Take Away, Withdraw
Derivative terms: Strip, Undress

Definition of Disinvest

1. Verb. To reduce investment, or cease to invest ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Disinvest

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Disinvest

disintoxicate
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disinvest (current term)
disinvested
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disinvigorate
disinvigorated
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disinvigorating
disinvite
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Literary usage of Disinvest

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The India Infrastructure Report: Policy Imperatives for Growth and Welfare edited by Sandipan Deb (1998)
"Once a project becomes commercially viable, and income streams become secure, the Government should disinvest and reinvest in new projects in the nature of ..."

2. The Contemporary Review (1882)
"Then it becomes living soul ; then it becomes Poetry. For it must not be supposed that language has of itself any spell to disinvest man, ..."

3. The Economics of Apartheid by Stephen R. Lewis (1990)
"As a result of this mechanism, individuals or firms wishing to disinvest from South Africa are able to take out of the country only as much foreign currency ..."

4. Enhancing Sme Competitiveness: The OECD Bologna Ministerial Conference by Oecd (2001)
"Second. while capital mobility represents an advantage for large companies which can invest and disinvest in different parts of the world. it provides SMEs ..."

5. The City: Urban Communities and Their Problems by Alan S. Berger (1978)
"Under the circumstances, it could not be helped that Dutch monied interests would disinvest from this barren urban arena. ..."

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