Invest meaning

ĭn-vĕst
The definition of invest is to put valuable resources into something that you expect will give you a personal or financial gain.

An example of invest is to put time into building a relationship.

An example of invest is to buy stocks, buying them at a low price to sell later at a higher price.

An example of invest is to start a new business, spending time now to generate income later.

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To install in office with ceremony.

Invest a new emperor.

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To commit (money or capital) in order to gain a financial return.

Invested their savings in stocks and bonds.

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To provide with an enveloping or pervasive quality.
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To spend (time, effort, etc.) with the expectation of some satisfaction.
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To install in office with ceremony.
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To spend money, time, or energy into something, especially for some benefit or purpose.

We'd like to thank all the contributors who have invested countless hours into this event.

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To make investments or an investment.

Invest in real estate.

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To purchase with the expectation of benefit.

We decided to invest in a new car.

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To clothe; array; adorn.
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To furnish with power, privilege, or authority.
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(rare) To vest or settle (a power or right) in a person, legislative body, etc.
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To put (money) into business, real estate, stocks, bonds, etc. for the purpose of obtaining an income or profit.
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(mil.) To hem in or besiege (a town, port, enemy, etc.)
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To invest money; make an investment.
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To make a commitment to something or someone.

Volunteers who are invested in the charitable project.

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To grant authority.
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To place money in an income-producing opportunity.
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(dated) To clothe or wrap (with garments).
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To ceremonially install someone in some office.
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To formally give (someone) some power or authority.
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To formally give (power or authority).
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To surround, accompany, or attend.
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To lay siege to.

To invest a town.

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(intransitive) To make investments.
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(metallurgy) To prepare for lost wax casting by creating an investment mold (a mixture of a silica sand and plaster).
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(meteorology) An unnamed tropical weather pattern "to investigate" for development into a significant (named) system.
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To endow with authority or power.

The Constitution invests Congress with the power to make laws.

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Origin of invest

  • From Italian investire and from French investir both from Latin investīre to clothe, surround in- in in–2 vestīre to clothe (from vestis clothes wes-2 in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French investir, from Latin investio (“to clothe, cover”), from in- (“in, on”) + vestio (“to clothe, dress”), from vestis (“clothing”); see vest.

    From Wiktionary

  • From investigate, by shortening

    From Wiktionary