[ UK /dˌɪsɪnvˈɛst/ ]
  1. deprive of status or authority
    They disinvested themselves of their rights
    he was divested of his rights and his title
  2. reduce or dispose of; cease to hold (an investment)
    the board of trustees divested $20 million in real estate property
    There was pressure on the university to disinvest in South Africa
    The company decided to divest
  3. remove (someone's or one's own) clothes
    He disinvested himself of his garments
    The nurse quickly undressed the accident victim
    She divested herself of her outdoor clothes
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How To Use disinvest In A Sentence

  • State-owned steel making company Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd's RINL's plan to go public is unlikely to fructify this year, putting further pressure on the government move to mobilise R40,000 crore from disinvestment proceeds this year. Deals India: Morning News Roundup
  • Looking at the high fiscal deficit of 6. 8% of GDP for the current financial year and objectives of Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, the government may keep the NIF on hold for sometime, which would enable it to channelise disinvestment proceeds in the Consolidated Fund of India for bridging the burgeoning fiscal deficit. Analysis
  • The company, which produces everything from light bulbs to the nuclear power plants that illuminate them, appeared willing to disinvest from its military engines division in order to win approval from Europe.
  • There was pressure on the university to disinvest in South Africa
  • Once mining leases for these areas were wrested, steel ministry had plans of disinvesting in these units.
  • 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.'
  • Government has avoided the word privatization and instead has adopted a program of “disinvestment,” generally intending to sell off partial ownership but retain majority control. THE COMMANDING HEIGHTS
  • The message is that it will not disinvest blindly but selectively and that there will be a board to guide the Government on these matters.
  • A conventional approach would compare hysterectomy and fertility services against the prioritisation principles to inform a decision about whether to disinvest in fertility services.
  • There are several techniques that Godard uses to produce distancing and consequently the disinvestment of desire in images.
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