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Meaning of INVEST

Pronunciation:  in'vest

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  make an investment; "Put money into bonds"
  2. [v]  place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position; "We were inducted into the honor society"
  3. [v]  provide with power and authority
  4. [v]  furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors
  5. [v]  give qualities or abilities to

INVEST is a 6 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: adorn, clothe, commit, empower, endow, endue, enthrone, gift, induct, indue, place, put, seat, vest
 Antonyms: divest, divest
 See Also: buy into, consecrate, coronate, cover, crown, drop, enable, equip, expend, fit, fit out, fund, install, job, ordain, order, ordinate, outfit, speculate, spend, throne, tie up



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \In*vest"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Invested}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Investing}.] [L. investire, investitum; pref. in- in +
    vestire to clothe, fr. vestis clothing: cf. F. investir. See
    1. 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.
    2. To put on. [Obs.]
             Can not find one this girdle to invest. --Spenser.
    3. 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.
             I do invest you jointly with my power. --Shak.
    4. To surround, accompany, or attend.
             Awe such as must always invest the spectacle of the
             guilt.                                --Hawthorne.
    5. To confer; to give. [R.]
             It investeth a right of government.   --Bacon.
    6. (Mil.) 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.
    7. To lay out (money or capital) in business with the ?iew of
       obtaining an income or profit; as, to invest money in bank
  2. \In*vest"\, v. i.
    To make an investment; as, to invest in stocks; -- usually
    followed by in.
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