disinvest

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v disinvest remove (someone's or one's own) clothes "The nurse quickly undressed the accident victim","She divested herself of her outdoor clothes","He disinvested himself of his garments"
    • v disinvest reduce or dispose of; cease to hold (an investment) "The company decided to divest","the board of trustees divested $20 million in real estate property","There was pressure on the university to disinvest in South Africa"
    • v disinvest deprive of status or authority "he was divested of his rights and his title","They disinvested themselves of their rights"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Disinvest dis-in-vest′ to divest
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Usage

In poetry:

Has experienced and has perched
Has put up with it and has disinvested
Has raised and has razed
Has pondered and has asked
Has said and has raised
"Creation Made Like Hope" by James Dickey

In news:

I believe it was initially spurred by massive disinvestment in inner cities in the East.
Don't disinherit Israel: Presbyterians should invest in peace, not disinvest in Israel.
There's no doubt that the ongoing crisis of governance in California and resulting disinvestment in the University of California system is deplorable.
Disinvestment remains a powerful human-rights weapon--as long as it's done carefully.
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