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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.investing - the act of investinginvesting - the act of investing; laying out money or capital in an enterprise with the expectation of profit
arbitrage - a kind of hedged investment meant to capture slight differences in price; when there is a difference in the price of something on two different markets the arbitrageur simultaneously buys at the lower price and sells at the higher price
finance - the commercial activity of providing funds and capital
foreign direct investment - investing in United States businesses by foreign citizens (often involves stock ownership of the business)
leveraging, leverage - investing with borrowed money as a way to amplify potential gains (at the risk of greater losses)
bull - try to raise the price of stocks through speculative buying
buy into - buy stocks or shares of a company
pyramid - enlarge one's holdings on an exchange on a continued rise by using paper profits as margin to buy additional amounts
subscribe - offer to buy, as of stocks and shares; "The broker subscribed 500 shares"
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His glance, as he fastened it on the young girl, grew involuntarily more concentrated; in his attitude there was the consciousness of power, investing his hardly mature figure with a dignity that did not belong to its physical manifestation.
He was but shabbily apparelled in faded jacket and patched trowsers; a rag of a black handkerchief investing his neck.
The master told me to light a fire in the many-weeks' deserted parlour, and to set an easy-chair in the sunshine by the window; and then he brought her down, and she sat a long while enjoying the genial heat, and, as we expected, revived by the objects round her: which, though familiar, were free from the dreary associations investing her hated sick chamber.
He advised my attending certain places in London, for the acquisition of such mere rudiments as I wanted, and my investing him with the functions of explainer and director of all my studies.
The Lacedaemonians, to gratify their allies, and yet preserve the semblance of an adherence to their ancient institutions, had recourse to the flimsy subterfuge of investing Lysander with the real power of admiral, under the nominal title of vice-admiral.
Every one rejoiced frankly at this windfall for Monsieur de Valois, who went about consulting moneyed people as to the safest manner of investing this fragment of his past opulence.
Melville's power in describing and investing with romance scenes and incidents witnessed and participated in by himself, and his frequent failure of success as an inventor of characters and situations, were early pointed out by his critics.
He had received a note from Lady Stornaway to beg him to call; and regarding it as what was meant to be the last, last interview of friendship, and investing her with all the feelings of shame and wretchedness which Crawford's sister ought to have known, he had gone to her in such a state of mind, so softened, so devoted, as made it for a few moments impossible to Fanny's fears that it should be the last.
I am tired of investing my money in land, and am anxious to intrust it to some friend who will turn it to account.
Investing a small sum which he had amassed since leaving his native village, in merchandise suited to the American market, he embarked, in the month of November, 1783, in a ship bound to Baltimore, and arrived in Hampton Roads in the month of January.
You're investing your capital where it'll bring in the best returns; and I guess you won't find our property shrunk any when you're ready to take hold.
Occasionally, he would wonder why he was working so hard, saving so assiduously and investing so consistently.