Definition of underinvest in English:



  • Fail to invest sufficient money or resources in a project or enterprise.

    ‘we persistently underinvest in historic buildings’
    • ‘Irish businesses in general have underinvested in IT.’
    • ‘Supplies of many metals have been unusually tight in recent years, as miners have underinvested in or shut down production.’
    • ‘While further research is needed in every area, it is clear that the UK is currently underinvesting in interventions research.’
    • ‘The private sector generally underinvests in this type of R&D because it cannot capture all the benefits.’
    • ‘The equity and cash allocation means that the fund is likely to be underinvested in bonds.’
    • ‘He thinks it's an underinvested sector because the attention hasn't been there.’
    • ‘The problems with the public services are that they are underinvested in, but they are also not based around the needs of the individual consumer.’
    • ‘Well, health care underinvests in information technology.’
    • ‘In addition, health care has heavily underinvested in information technology compared with other enterprises.’
    • ‘We're not going to get caught underinvesting in this area.’
    • ‘The company admitted that it has underinvested in analogue while the changeover was taking place and that this had caused some problems.’
    • ‘First, highly variable cash flows imply that there will be periods when a firm will underinvest in worthwhile projects.’
    • ‘Both findings indicate that from a social standpoint the private sector underinvests in R & D, making a case for government policy measures to promote private investment in innovation.’
    • ‘And so what we have is a situation where men are really underinvesting in themselves.’
    • ‘I think process control networks are an area where the public and private sector may be underinvesting.’
    • ‘Previous management had underinvested in Europe for years while waiting for a major acquisition, resulting in unsustainable earnings that would take up to three years to turn around.’
    • ‘Mackney added, ‘If governments underinvest in education or health the service begins to suffer.’’
    • ‘We're certainly not underinvesting in these areas.’
    • ‘The departments in which administrators underinvest are generally those whose faculty teach more undergraduates, but do not bring in external funds.’
    • ‘‘The world is underinvested in innovative services that try to bring something new to consumers and to advertisers,’ Pincus says.’