Definition of Invest

1. Verb. Make an investment. "Put money into bonds"

Exact synonyms: Commit, Place, Put
Specialized synonyms: Fund, Roll Over, Shelter, Tie Up, Job, Speculate, Buy Into
Generic synonyms: Drop, Expend, Spend
Derivative terms: Commitment, Investing, Investment, Investment, Investor
Antonyms: Divest



2. Verb. Give qualities or abilities to.
Exact synonyms: Empower, Endow, Endue, Gift, Indue
Generic synonyms: Enable
Specialized synonyms: Cover
Derivative terms: Endowment, Gift, Gift

3. Verb. Furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors.
Exact synonyms: Adorn, Clothe
Generic synonyms: Equip, Fit, Fit Out, Outfit
Derivative terms: Investiture, Investment

4. Verb. Provide with power and authority. "They vested the council with special rights"
Exact synonyms: Enthrone, Vest
Generic synonyms: Instal, Install
Specialized synonyms: Consecrate, Ordain, Order, Ordinate, Coronate, Crown, Enthrone, Throne, Ordain
Derivative terms: Enthronement, Investiture
Antonyms: Divest

5. Verb. Place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position. "There was a ceremony to induct the president of the Academy"
Exact synonyms: Induct, Seat
Generic synonyms: Instal, Install
Derivative terms: Inductee, Inductee, Induction, Seat

Definition of Invest

1. v. t. 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. v. i. To make an investment; as, to invest in stocks; -- usually followed by in.

Definition of Invest

1. Verb. (dated) To clothe or wrap (with garments). ¹

2. Verb. To envelop, wrap, cover. ¹

3. Verb. To commit money or capital in the hope of financial gain. ¹

4. Verb. To spend money, time, or energy into something, especially for some benefit or purpose. ¹

5. Verb. To ceremonially install someone in some office. ¹

6. Verb. To formally give someone some power or authority. ¹

7. Verb. To lay siege to. ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive) : To make investments. ¹

9. Verb. (metallurgy) To prepare for lost wax casting by creating an investment mold (a mixture of a silica sand and plaster). ¹

10. Noun. (meteorology) An unnamed tropical weather pattern "to investigate" for development into a significant (named) system.