- disinvest dis‧in‧vest [ˌdɪsɪnˈvest] verb [intransitive] ECONOMICSto 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 decided to disinvest from the family business.— opposite invest— disinvestment noun [countable, uncountable] :
• Germany recorded disinvestment last year, after attracting overseas investment of $12 billion the year before.
• 17 of these disinvestments were the result of restructuring.
* * *disinvest UK US /ˌdɪsɪnˈvest/ verb [C or U] ECONOMICS, FINANCE► to stop investing in a company, industry, or country, or reduce the amount invested: »
He's disinvested some funds that are investing in companies that do business in the region.»
Pension fund managers were opposed to the idea of having to disinvest from these companies.disinvestment noun [C or U]► »
Investors complained that they didn't have sufficient information about the merger to make intelligent investment and disinvestment decisions.
Financial and business terms. 2012.