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Definitions of invest

  1. furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. give qualities or abilities to Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position; "We were inducted into the honor society" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. make an investment; "Put money into bonds" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position; "there was a ceremony to induct the president of the Academy" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. provide with power and authority; "They vested the council with special rights" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. To beleaguer. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. To put on. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To surround, accompany, or attend. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To confer; to give. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. 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.
  14. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To lay out (money or capital) in business with the iew of obtaining an income or profit; as, to invest money in bank stock. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To make an investment; as, to invest in stocks; - usually followed by in. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To place or lay out, as money at interest; clothe, as with office, authority, or dignity; surround. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. To put money into. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. 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. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. To dress; confer; place in office; lay siege to; place, as money. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. To clothe; dress. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. To lay out (money) in purchase for permanent holding. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. To endow, as with office. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. To make an investing, as with robes of office. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. That which invests or clothes. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. 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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. 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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  28. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  29. To make an investment; as, to invest in stocks; -- usually followed by in. mso.anu.edu.au
  30. in-vest', v.t. 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 siege to: to place: as property in business: to lay out money on.--adj. INVES'TITIVE.--ns. INVES'TITURE, in feudal and ecclesiastical history, the act of giving corporal possession of a manor, office, or benefice, accompanied by a certain ceremonial, such as the delivery of a branch, a banner, &c., to signify the authority which it is supposed to convey; INVEST'MENT, the act of investing: a blockade: the act of surrounding or besieging: laying out money on: any placing of money to secure income or profit: that in which anything is invested: (Shak.) clothing; INVES'TOR, one who invests. [L. invest[=i]re, -[=i]tum--in, on, vest[=i]re, to clothe.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  31. Clothe (person &c. in, with); cover as garment; clothe, endue, (person &c. with qualities, insignia of office, rank, &c.); lay siege to; employ (money in stocks &c.); (intr.) i. in, put money into (stocks), (colloq.) lay out money on, as i. in a bun. Hence investor n. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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