Definitions of invest

  1. To put on.
  2. 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.
  3. To surround, accompany, or attend.
  4. To confer; to give.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. To lay out ( money or capital) in business with the iew of obtaining an income or profit; as, to invest money in bank stock.
  8. To place or lay out, as money at interest; clothe, as with office, authority, or dignity; surround.
  9. 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.
  10. To dress; confer; place in office; lay siege to; place, as money.
  11. To clothe; dress.
  12. To lay out ( money) in purchase for permanent holding.
  13. To endow, as with office.
  14. To make an investment; as, to invest in stocks; - usually followed by in.
  15. give qualities or abilities to
  16. place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position; " We were inducted into the honor society"
  17. 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.
  18. To make an investing, as with robes of office.
  19. That which invests or clothes.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.