What does invest mean?
Definitions for invest
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invest, put, commit, placeverb
make an investment
"Put money into bonds"
endow, indue, gift, empower, invest, endueverb
give qualities or abilities to
invest, clothe, adornverb
furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors
invest, vest, enthroneverb
provide with power and authority
"They vested the council with special rights"
induct, invest, seatverb
place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position
"there was a ceremony to induct the president of the Academy"
Hence: To expend (time, money, or other resources) with a view to obtaining some benefit of value in excess of that expended, or to achieve a useful pupose; as, to invest a lot of time in teaching one's children.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: investir, Fr. investio, Latin.
Their gesture sad,
Invest in lank lean cheeks and war-worn coats,
Presented them unto the gazing moon,
So many horrid ghosts. William Shakespeare, Henry V.
Thou with a mantle didst invest
The rising world of waters. John Milton.
Let thy eyes shine forth in their full lustre;
Invest them with thy loveliest smiles, put on
Thy choicest looks. John Denham, Sophy.
When we sanctify or hallow churches, that which we do is only to testify that we make places of publick resort, that we invest God himself with them, and that we sever them from common uses. Richard Hooker.
After the death of the other archbishop he was invested in that high dignity, and settled in his palace at Lambeth. Edward Hyde.
The practice of all ages, and all countries, hath been to do honour to those who are invested with publick authority. Francis Atterbury.
Not accompanied, invest him only;
But signs of nobleness, like stars, shall shine
On all deservers. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
The foolish, over-careful fathers for this engross'd
The canker'd heaps of strong atchieved gold;
For this they have been thoughtful to invest
Their sons with arts and martial exercises. William Shakespeare.
Some great potentate,
Or of the thrones above; such majesty
Invests him coming. John Milton, Parad. Lost.
If there can be found such an inequality between man and man, as there is between man and beast, or between soul and body, it investeth a right of government. Francis Bacon.
Investment is the dedication of money to purchase of an asset to attain an increase in value over a period of time. Investment requires a sacrifice of some present asset, such as time, money, or effort. In finance, the purpose of investing is to generate a return from the invested asset. The return may consist of a gain (profit) or a loss realized from the sale of a property or an investment, unrealized capital appreciation (or depreciation), or investment income such as dividends, interest, or rental income, or a combination of capital gain and income. The return may also include currency gains or losses due to changes in the foreign currency exchange rates. Investors generally expect higher returns from riskier investments. When a low-risk investment is made, the return is also generally low. Similarly, high risk comes with a chance of high losses. Investors, particularly novices, are often advised to diversify their portfolio. Diversification has the statistical effect of reducing overall risk.
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
to put on
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
to surround, accompany, or attend
to confer; to give
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
to lay out (money or capital) in business with the /iew of obtaining an income or profit; as, to invest money in bank stock
to make an investment; as, to invest in stocks; -- usually followed by in
Etymology: [L. investire, investitum; pref. in- in + vestire to clothe, fr. vestis clothing: cf. F. investir. See Vest.]
An invest in meteorology is a designated area of disturbed weather that is being monitored for tropical cyclone development. Invests are designated by three separate forecast centers: the National Hurricane Center, Central Pacific Hurricane Center and Joint Typhoon Warning Center. The designation of a system as an invest does not necessarily correspond to any particular likelihood of development of the system into a tropical cyclone.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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. investīre, -ītum—in, on, vestīre, to clothe.]
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
To invest a place is to seize upon all the avenues leading to a town or fortress. On the occasion of an investment, the hostile troops are distributed on the principal commands, to prevent any succor from being received by the garrison, and to keep the ground until the rest of the army, with the artillery, can arrive to form a regular siege. To invest a place is, in fact, to take preparatory measures for a blockade or close siege.
To provide an investment.
They did invest so much time and effort to achieve their goals.
Submitted by MaryC on March 4, 2020
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'invest' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3780
Rank popularity for the word 'invest' in Verbs Frequency: #506
The numerical value of invest in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of invest in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of invest in a Sentence
Companies invest in other countries to earn money, our idea is to find the right balance by sitting down and negotiating in a more cordial way to get to solutions by consensus.
If Mark Mobius invest in Africa, it will be a rocky ride between the possibility of economic and political instability, but if Mark Mobius look at the long-term potential, the rewards Mark Mobius can reap are very interesting and worthwhile.
Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck:
Your success will depend on your enthusiasm and the time that you invest in learning.
With the favorable policies from the government and outstanding executive team of LeTV Sports, it is natural for us to invest in companies like LeTV Sports.
There's a lot of money involved and people who want to get their hands on this money and invest it have an opportunity to make a boat load of money themselves, they may well have a vested interest in keeping the system the way it is right now.
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- invertir, investirCatalan, Valencian
- peitellä, nimittää, käyttää, kaavata, investoida, valtuuttaa, satsata, piirittää, panostaa, sijoittaa, peittääFinnish
- investir, consacrerFrench
- beruház, invesztál, befektetHungarian
- cercar, assediar, cobrir, investir, sitiarPortuguese
- инвестировать, вложить, вкладыватьRussian
- đầu tư, 投資Vietnamese
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