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Definitions of invest

  1.   To beleaguer.
  2.   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.
  3.   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.
  4.   To make an investment; as, to invest in stocks; - usually followed by in.
  5.   place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position; " We were inducted into the honor society"
  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 endow, as with office.
  9.   To confer; to give.
  10.   To dress; confer; place in office; lay siege to; place, as money.
  11.   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.
  12.   To lay out ( money) in purchase for permanent holding.
  13.   place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position; " there was a ceremony to induct the president of the Academy"
  14.   To clothe; dress.
  15.   To put on.
  16.   To place or lay out, as money at interest; clothe, as with office, authority, or dignity; surround.
  17.   make an investment; " Put money into bonds"
  18.   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.
  19.   To put money into.
  20.   provide with power and authority; " They vested the council with special rights"
  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 make an investing, as with robes of office.
  24.   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.
  25.   furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors
  26.   give qualities or abilities to
  27.   To surround, accompany, or attend.

Quotes of invest

  1. Individual investors have become far more powerful than anyone gives them credit for. Today, 85 million Americans invest in stocks. Collectively, that kind of buying and selling power can move markets. – Maria Bartiromo
  2. We were using the record as a tool to invest money into real estate all through the South, because we were living in an era where the South was changing. – Solomon Burke
  3. I've been on the show for six years and I don't even know what her history is. I sort of make things up in my mind, but I think it's hard for an audience to follow and invest in a character when they don't have the details. – Crystal Chappell
  4. I think those who invest in mutual funds want someone else to do the thinking for them. But the fact that they can move the money around the family of mutual funds just through a phone call lets them feel that they can play tycoons. – Ron Chernow
  5. There were two qualities about the mutual funds of the 1920s that made them extremely speculative. One was that they were heavily leveraged. Two, mutual funds were allowed to invest in other mutual funds. – Ron Chernow
  6. We need comprehensive reform that will make America the best place in the world to invest and do business. – Jim DeMint
  7. If you look to lead, invest at least 40% of your time managing yourself- your ethics, character, principles, purpose, motivation, and conduct. Invest at least 30% managing those with authority over you, and 15% managing your peers. – Dee Hock
  8. The last thing you want to do, unless it's a very unusual situation, is to invest money. – John Kluge
  9. I urge the Bush Administration to rethink its priorities. We can't talk about community values without being prepared to invest in those very same communities. – Joe Lieberman
  10. If we invest in the American people, the American people always bring this Nation a good return. – Blanche Lincoln
  11. What I try to do is produce an atmosphere where musicians want to invest in what they do and give to the recording. I hire those musicians who I know will play something creative and interesting. – Herbie Mann
  12. I hope there will be some good news and some good profits, and people will realize we have a lot of outstanding executives, and a lot of companies that are doing a good job, and those are good companies to invest in. – Don Nickles
  13. If oil companies were to invest their high profits into alternative fuel research it will help America move toward new forms of energy. – Rick Renzi
  14. I think this is also a great time to invest in private equity, helping companies grow from the ground up. – Jim Rogers
  15. The people in general ought to have regard to the moral character of those whom they invest with authority either in the legislative, executive, or judicial branches. – John Witherspoon

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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. He would never invest in real estate, to our knowledge. ” – The Crevice by William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander
  7. 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
  8. The result was to invest Gilbert with a fresh interest. ” – The Story Of Kennett by Bayard Taylor
  9. England need not " own" the United States in order to invest here safely or for purposes of trade. ” – American World Policies by Walter E. Weyl
  10. 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
  11. “ I invest him with full and complete power. ” – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  12. Don't ask,- don't talk of it; 'tis but one of the disappointments that all of us must undergo, when we invest our hopes in the uncertain will of others. ” – Kenelm Chillingly, Book 8. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  13. Invest your beauty where it will bring big proceeds. ” – In a Little Town by Rupert Hughes
  14. 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
  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. Invest in special communication programs with built in automatic online searching features. ” – The Online World by Odd de Presno
  17. “ 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
  18. “ Wouldn't it be better to sell that house, and invest the money in some other way? ” – The Dorrance Domain by Carolyn Wells
  19. And it's shore too bad that they feel they cain't invest – Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher by Eleanor Gates
  20. “ I never trust a man to invest in anything for me if I can help it. ” – The Blood Red Dawn by Charles Caldwell Dobie

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