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Definitions of invest

  1. give qualities or abilities to
  2. place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position; " We were inducted into the honor society"
  3. provide with power and authority; " They vested the council with special rights"
  4. To beleaguer.
  5. To put on.
  6. To clothe, as with office or authority; to place in possession of rank, dignity, or estate; to endow; to adorn; to grace; to bedeck; as, to invest with honor or glory; to invest with an estate.
  7. To surround, accompany, or attend.
  8. To confer; to give.
  9. To inclose; to surround of hem in with troops, so as to intercept succors of men and provisions and prevent escape; to lay siege to; as, to invest a town.
  10. To formally grant power or authority to someone. For example, when the President of the United States is inaugurated, he is invested with all the powers of that office. To contribute money to a business venture, or to buy property or securities, with the intention and expectation of making a profit.
  11. To put garments on; to clothe; to dress; to array; - opposed to divest. Usually followed by with, sometimes by in; as, to invest one with a robe.
  12. To lay out ( money or capital) in business with the iew of obtaining an income or profit; as, to invest money in bank stock.
  13. To make an investment; as, to invest in stocks; - usually followed by in.
  14. To place or lay out, as money at interest; clothe, as with office, authority, or dignity; surround.
  15. To put vesture on, to dress: to confer or give: to place in office or authority: to adorn: to surround: to block up: to lay seige to: to place, as property in business: to lay out money on.
  16. To dress; confer; place in office; lay siege to; place, as money.
  17. To clothe; dress.
  18. To lay out ( money) in purchase for permanent holding.
  19. To endow, as with office.
  20. To make an investing, as with robes of office.
  21. That which invests or clothes.
  22. To clothe; to array; to clothe with office or authority; to place in possession of an office, rank, or dignity; to adorn; to inclose; to surround; to block up; to lay siege to; to place or lay out money in some species of property.
  23. To clothe; to dress; to put garments on; to place in possession of office, rank, or dignity; to enclose or surround, as a city besieged by an enemy; to place or lay out money.
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Usage examples for invest

  1. Men who have money to invest aren't going to buy stock and bonds with a set of anarchists at Washington running the country!" – Together by Robert Herrick (1868-1938)
  2. Departing from this just principle of action, I was tempted to invest a large sum of money in a rising stock, that I was sure would continue to advance until it reached a point where, in selling I could realize a net gain of ten thousand dollars. – All's for the Best by T. S. Arthur
  3. Invest your beauty where it will bring big proceeds. – In a Little Town by Rupert Hughes
  4. I never trust a man to invest in anything for me if I can help it. – The Blood Red Dawn by Charles Caldwell Dobie
  5. Some people invest in a guide- book before starting out on the journey, others do not rest until they have bought one or more on arriving at their destination. – From a Terrace in Prague by Lieut.-Col. B. Granville Baker
  6. I invest him with full and complete power. – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  7. Invest in special communication programs with built in automatic online searching features. – The Online World by Odd de Presno
  8. We invest millions; and just as our investment begins to repay us splendidly, we sell out, share by share. – Shining Ferry by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  9. Let us prefer to talk of how we shall invest our money when we sell our lots, and things like that. – Seeds of Pine by Janey Canuck
  10. It is better to spend the hundreds of dollars in education in music than to invest that sum in any way to provide a fortune for the children. – Seed Thoughts for Singers by Frank Herbert Tubbs
  11. The result was to invest Gilbert with a fresh interest. – The Story Of Kennett by Bayard Taylor
  12. To invest with public privileges the members of a sect which contained a minority of the population, and had been for more than a century alien in spirit as well as in the nationality of its official heads, was one of those artificial appreciations which are abhorrent to all Liberals. – A Short History of English Liberalism by Walter Lyon Blease
  13. And it's shore too bad that they feel they cain't invest. – Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher by Eleanor Gates
  14. Perhaps these are the very attributes with which you would have done well to invest some one at Rome, who might have united the two conditions which I fulfilled so perfectly: first, that of not being you, either in natural disposition, antecedents, or age; second, and more essential, that of loving you better than you could possibly love yourself. – The Friendships of Women by William Rounseville Alger
  15. The cattle business is fine, Hi, fine, but between you and me I reckon I'll invest in sheep. – Sundown Slim by Henry Hubert Knibbs
  16. Wouldn't it be better to sell that house, and invest the money in some other way? – The Dorrance Domain by Carolyn Wells
  17. But who can boast of being so happily gifted, and of being able to apply a method which may permit him to invest- and that with a sure hand- what is purely trivial with splendour and imperial purple? – A Study of Shakespeare by Algernon Charles Swinburne
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