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in·vest

 (ĭn-vĕst′)
v. in·vest·ed, in·vest·ing, in·vests
v.tr.
1. To commit (money or capital) in order to gain a financial return: invested their savings in stocks and bonds.
2.
a. To spend or devote for future advantage or benefit: invested much time and energy in getting a good education.
b. To devote morally or psychologically, as to a purpose; commit: "Men of our generation are invested in what they do, women in what we are" (Shana Alexander).
3. To endow with authority or power: The Constitution invests Congress with the power to make laws.
4. To install in office with ceremony: invest a new emperor.
5. To provide with an enveloping or pervasive quality: "A charm invests a face / Imperfectly beheld" (Emily Dickinson).
6. Archaic
a. To clothe; adorn.
b. To cover completely; envelop.
c. To surround with troops or ships; besiege.
v.intr.
1. To make investments or an investment: invest in real estate.
2. To purchase with the expectation of benefit: We decided to invest in a new car.

[From Italian investire and from French investir, both from Latin investīre, to clothe, surround : in-, in; see in-2 + vestīre, to clothe (from vestis, clothes; see wes- in Indo-European roots).]

in·vest′a·ble adj.
in·ves′tor n.

invest

(ɪnˈvɛst)
vb
1. (Banking & Finance) (often foll by in) to lay out (money or capital in an enterprise, esp by purchasing shares) with the expectation of profit
2. (often foll by: in) to devote (effort, resources, etc, to a project)
3. (tr; often foll by in or with) chiefly archaic to clothe or adorn (in some garment, esp the robes of an office): to invest a king in the insignia of an emperor.
4. (often foll by: in) to install formally or ceremoniously (in an official position, rank, etc)
5. (tr; foll by in or with) to place (power, authority, etc, in) or provide (with power or authority): to invest new rights in the monarchy.
6. (tr; usually passive; foll by in or with) to provide or endow (a person with qualities, characteristics, etc): he was invested with great common sense.
7. usually poetic (foll by: with) to cover or adorn, as if with a coat or garment: when spring invests the trees with leaves.
8. (Military) (tr) rare to surround with military forces; besiege
9. informal (foll by: in) to purchase; buy
[C16: from Medieval Latin investīre to clothe, from Latin, from vestīre, from vestis a garment]
inˈvestable, inˈvestible adj
inˈvestor n

in•vest

(ɪnˈvɛst)
v.t.
1. to put (money) to use, by purchase or expenditure, in something offering potential profitable returns.
2. to use (money), as in accumulating something: to invest large sums in books.
3. to use, give, or devote (time, talent, etc.), as to achieve something.
4. to furnish with power, authority, or rank.
5. to endow: Feudalism invested the lords with authority over their vassals.
6. to infuse or belong to: Goodness invests his every action.
7. to provide with the insignia of office.
8. to install in an office or position.
9. to clothe or attire.
10. to cover, adorn, or envelop.
11. to surround with military forces; besiege.
v.i.
12. to make financial investments.
[1525–35; < Medieval Latin investīre to install, invest, surround, Latin: to clothe in =in- in-2 + vestīre to clothe, derivative of vestis garment; see vest]
in•vest′a•ble, adj.
in•ves′tor, n.

invest


Past participle: invested
Gerund: investing

Imperative
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Present
I invest
you invest
he/she/it invests
we invest
you invest
they invest
Preterite
I invested
you invested
he/she/it invested
we invested
you invested
they invested
Present Continuous
I am investing
you are investing
he/she/it is investing
we are investing
you are investing
they are investing
Present Perfect
I have invested
you have invested
he/she/it has invested
we have invested
you have invested
they have invested
Past Continuous
I was investing
you were investing
he/she/it was investing
we were investing
you were investing
they were investing
Past Perfect
I had invested
you had invested
he/she/it had invested
we had invested
you had invested
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Future
I will invest
you will invest
he/she/it will invest
we will invest
you will invest
they will invest
Future Perfect
I will have invested
you will have invested
he/she/it will have invested
we will have invested
you will have invested
they will have invested
Future Continuous
I will be investing
you will be investing
he/she/it will be investing
we will be investing
you will be investing
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been investing
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he/she/it has been investing
we have been investing
you have been investing
they have been investing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been investing
you will have been investing
he/she/it will have been investing
we will have been investing
you will have been investing
they will have been investing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been investing
you had been investing
he/she/it had been investing
we had been investing
you had been investing
they had been investing
Conditional
I would invest
you would invest
he/she/it would invest
we would invest
you would invest
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Past Conditional
I would have invested
you would have invested
he/she/it would have invested
we would have invested
you would have invested
they would have invested
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.invest - make an investment; "Put money into bonds"
fund - invest money in government securities
expend, spend, drop - pay out; "spend money"
roll over - re-invest (a previous investment) into a similar fund or security; "She rolled over her IRA"
shelter - invest (money) so that it is not taxable
tie up - invest so as to make unavailable for other purposes; "All my money is tied up in long-term investments"
job, speculate - invest at a risk; "I bought this house not because I want to live in it but to sell it later at a good price, so I am speculating"
buy into - buy stocks or shares of a company
disinvest, divest - reduce or dispose of; cease to hold (an investment); "The company decided to divest"; "the board of trustees divested $20 million in real estate property"; "There was pressure on the university to disinvest in South Africa"
2.invest - give qualities or abilities to
enable - render capable or able for some task; "This skill will enable you to find a job on Wall Street"; "The rope enables you to secure yourself when you climb the mountain"
cover - invest with a large or excessive amount of something; "She covered herself with glory"
3.invest - furnish with power or authorityinvest - furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors
equip, fit out, outfit, fit - provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose; "The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities"
4.invest - provide with power and authority; "They vested the council with special rights"
instal, install - put into an office or a position; "the new president was installed immediately after the election"
consecrate, ordinate, ordain, order - appoint to a clerical posts; "he was ordained in the Church"
coronate, crown - invest with regal power; enthrone; "The prince was crowned in Westminster Abbey"
enthrone, throne - put a monarch on the throne; "The Queen was enthroned more than 50 years ago"
ordain - invest with ministerial or priestly authority; "The minister was ordained only last month"
disinvest, divest - deprive of status or authority; "he was divested of his rights and his title"; "They disinvested themselves of their rights"
5.invest - place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position; "there was a ceremony to induct the president of the Academy"
instal, install - put into an office or a position; "the new president was installed immediately after the election"

invest

verb
1. spend, expend, advance, venture, put in, devote, lay out, sink in, use up, plough in When people buy houses they're investing a lot of money.
2. charge, fill, steep, saturate, endow, pervade, infuse, imbue, suffuse, endue The buildings are invested with a nations's history.
3. empower, provide, charge, sanction, license, authorize, vest The constitution had invested him with certain powers.
4. install, establish, ordain, crown, inaugurate, anoint, consecrate, adopt, induct, enthrone, instate He was invested as a paramount chief of a district tribe.
invest in something buy, get, purchase, score (slang), pay for, obtain, acquire, procure Why don't you invest in an ice cream machine?

invest

verb
1. To admit formally into membership or office, as with ritual:
2. To present with a quality, trait, or power:
3. To put clothes on:
Informal: tog.
4. To cover completely and closely, as with clothing or bandages:
5. To surround and cover completely so as to obscure:
6. To surround with hostile troops:
Idiom: lay siege to .
Translations
يَسْتَثْمِرُيُقَلِّدُ منصِبا، يَمْنَحُ لقبايُوَظِّف مالا، يَسْتَثْمِر
investovatuvést do úřadu
investereindsætte
sijoittaainvestoidasatsata
להשקיע
ulagati
befektetberuházinvesztál
fjárfestasetja í embætti
投資する
투자하다
ieguldītievadīt amatāinvestēt
vlagati
investera
ลงทุน
đầu tư

invest

[ɪnˈvest]
A. VT
1. [+ money, capital, funds] → invertir (in en) [+ person] (in office) → investir (fig) [+ time, effort] → dedicar
invested capitalcapital m invertido
2. to invest sb with sthinvestir a algn de or con algo
he was invested with a dignitylo invistieron con una dignidad
he invested it with a certain mysterylo revistió de cierto misterio
he seems to invest it with some importanceparece que lo reviste de cierta importancia
3. (Mil) (o.f.) → sitiar, cercar
B. VI to invest in [+ company, project] → invertir dinero en (hum) (= buy) → comprarse
I've invested in a new pair of rubber glovesme he comprado un nuevo par de guantes de goma
to invest with [+ bank, building society] → invertir dinero en

invest

[ɪnˈvɛst]
vt
[+ money, time, effort] → investir
(= endow) to invest sb with sth [+ rights, responsibilities] → conférer qch à qn, investir qn de qch
The constitution had invested him with certain powers → La constitution lui avait conféré certains pouvoirs., La constitution l'avait investi de certains pouvoirs.
to be invested with powers → être investi de pouvoirs
by the powers invested in me → par les pouvoirs qui me sont conférés
viinvestir
invest in
vt fus
[+ company] → investir dans; [+ shares] → investir dans
I invested in a few shares in the company → J'ai investi dans quelques actions de cette compagnie
[+ new car, double glazing, machine, new system] → investir dans

invest

vt
(Fin) → investieren (→ in in +acc or dat), → anlegen (→ in in +dat); (fig)investieren (→ in in +acc)
(form: with rank or authority) president etceinsetzen, investieren (old); to invest somebody/something with somethingjdm/einer Sache etw verleihen; this number is invested with magical qualitiesdiese Zahl besitzt Zauberkräfte
(Mil: = besiege) → belagern
viinvestieren, Geld anlegen (→ in in +acc or dat, → with bei); to invest in sharesin Aktien investieren, sein Geld in Aktien anlegen; to invest in a new carsich (dat)ein neues Auto anschaffen

invest

[ɪnˈvɛst]
1. vt
a. (money, capital) → investire (fig) (time, effort) → impiegare
b. (endow) to invest sb with sthinvestire qn di qc
2. vi to invest in (company, property) → investire in, fare (degli) investimenti in; (acquire) → comprarsi

invest1

(inˈvest) verb
(with in) to put (money) into (a firm or business) usually by buying shares in it, in order to make a profit. He invested (two hundred dollars) in a building firm.
inˈvestment noun
1. the act of investing.
2. a sum of money invested.
inˈvestor noun
a person who invests money.

invest2

(inˈvest) verb
to establish (a person) officially in a position of authority etc. The governor will be invested next week.
inˈvestiture (-titʃə) noun
(a ceremony of) giving (the robes etc of) high rank or office to someone.

invest

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His imagination began to invest every movement of the old man with signifi- cance and he became every moment more afraid.
The scene was not without a mixture of awe, such as must always invest the spectacle of guilt and shame in a fellow-creature, before society shall have grown corrupt enough to smile, instead of shuddering at it.
Why did the poor poet of Tennessee, upon suddenly receiving two handfuls of silver, deliberate whether to buy him a coat, which he sadly needed, or invest his money in a pedestrian trip to Rockaway Beach?
The very first Sunday they had all been taken to mass; and poor as they were, Elzbieta had felt it advisable to invest a little of her resources in a representation of the babe of Bethlehem, made in plaster, and painted in brilliant colors.
He gazed on her as the Italian sailor gazes on his image of the child Jesus,--with a mixture of reverence and tenderness; and to humor her graceful fancies, and meet those thousand simple wants which invest childhood like a many-colored rainbow, was Tom's chief delight.
Then a tremen- dous row broke out behind us, and as much as half of our audience left us, with a rush, to invest some sym- pathy in that.
You had better let me invest it along with your six thousand, because if you take it you'll spend it.
She will receive six thousand dollars, which, though not a fortune, will yield her three or four hundred dollars a year, if she will allow me to invest it for her.
He never omitted the ceremony afterwards, and the gravity and quiescence with which I underwent it, seemed to invest it for him with a certain charm.
But, though she had taken such strong possession of me, though my fancy and my hope were so set upon her, though her influence on my boyish life and character had been all-powerful, I did not, even that romantic morning, invest her with any attributes save those she possessed.
But not only is he a darling and alive and credible but his creator has also managed to invest everybody else in the book with the same kind of life.
before the Sun, Before the Heavens thou wert, and at the voice Of God, as with a Mantle didst invest The rising world of waters dark and deep, Won from the void and formless infinite.