Word of the Week: prescind (prih-SIND)


1. to withdraw one’s attention

2. to detach for purposes of thought


In Context

“Nooyi prescinded from the share price-obsessed practices associated with most conglomerates—and instead said she was focused on making PepsiCo the kind of company that would deliver a ‘lasting impact’ to society.”

Edmund Heaphy, Quartz, 6 Aug. 2018