What does invest mean?

Definitions for invest
ɪnˈvɛstin·vest

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. invest, put, commit, place(verb)

    make an investment

    "Put money into bonds"

  2. endow, indue, gift, empower, invest, endue(verb)

    give qualities or abilities to

  3. invest, clothe, adorn(verb)

    furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors

  4. invest, vest, enthrone(verb)

    provide with power and authority

    "They vested the council with special rights"

  5. induct, invest, seat(verb)

    place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position

    "there was a ceremony to induct the president of the Academy"

GCIDE

  1. Invest(v. t.)

    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.

    Etymology: [L. investire, investitum; pref. in- in + vestire to clothe, fr. vestis clothing: cf. F. investir. See Vest.]

Webster Dictionary

  1. Invest(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [L. investire, investitum; pref. in- in + vestire to clothe, fr. vestis clothing: cf. F. investir. See Vest.]

  2. Invest(verb)

    to put on

    Etymology: [L. investire, investitum; pref. in- in + vestire to clothe, fr. vestis clothing: cf. F. investir. See Vest.]

  3. Invest(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [L. investire, investitum; pref. in- in + vestire to clothe, fr. vestis clothing: cf. F. investir. See Vest.]

  4. Invest(verb)

    to surround, accompany, or attend

    Etymology: [L. investire, investitum; pref. in- in + vestire to clothe, fr. vestis clothing: cf. F. investir. See Vest.]

  5. Invest(verb)

    to confer; to give

    Etymology: [L. investire, investitum; pref. in- in + vestire to clothe, fr. vestis clothing: cf. F. investir. See Vest.]

  6. Invest(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [L. investire, investitum; pref. in- in + vestire to clothe, fr. vestis clothing: cf. F. investir. See Vest.]

  7. Invest(verb)

    to lay out (money or capital) in business with the /iew of obtaining an income or profit; as, to invest money in bank stock

    Etymology: [L. investire, investitum; pref. in- in + vestire to clothe, fr. vestis clothing: cf. F. investir. See Vest.]

  8. Invest(verb)

    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.]

Freebase

  1. Invest

    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

  1. Invest

    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, -ītumin, on, vestīre, to clothe.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. invest

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. invest

    To provide an investment.

    They did invest so much time and effort to achieve their goals.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 4, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'invest' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3780

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'invest' in Verbs Frequency: #506

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of invest in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of invest in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of invest in a Sentence

  1. Bruno Taillardat:

    Investors ignored risks in the past because they had to invest all the cash from central banks. But now this is a wake-up call.

  2. Emmanuel Nganou Djoumessi:

    Scarcity of potable water in this area has been a major problem because of the hilly but excessively dry landscape. That is why government thought it imperative to invest in this water collection and supply (system using) solar energy.

  3. Sergio Ermotti:

    It's clear if I look at the cash balances as a percentage of wealth we manage, they have been coming down from the high-20s to around the mid-20s, so this is clearly a sign that people are willing to invest more, but still very cautious.

  4. Andrzej Klesyk:

    However, we will not invest in a project that has no chances to succeed.

  5. Scott Paul:

    Companies do this all the time, they outsource work, invest elsewhere, leave some work on programs that are ending — and then shut down saying the program ended, instead of investing in the Scott Paul plant in the first place, which could keep Scott Paul workers employed on new programs.

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