Definitions of disinvest
  1. verb
    reduce or dispose of; cease to hold (an investment)
    “There was pressure on the university to disinvest in South Africa”
    synonyms: divest
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    commit, invest, place, put
    make an investment
    type of:
    draw, draw off, take out, withdraw
    remove (a commodity) from (a supply source)
  2. verb
    deprive of status or authority
    “They disinvested themselves of their rights”
    synonyms: divest
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    enthrone, invest, vest
    provide with power and authority
    remove a monarch from the throne
    defrock, unfrock
    divest of the frock; of church officials
    type of:
    discharge, free
    free from obligations or duties
  3. verb
    remove (someone's or one's own) clothes
    “He disinvested himself of his garments”
    synonyms: divest, strip, undress
    discase, disrobe, peel, strip, strip down, uncase, unclothe, undress
    get undressed
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    type of:
    remove, take, take away, withdraw
    remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
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