What does invest mean?

Definitions for invest
ɪnˈvɛstin·vest

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word invest.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. invest, put, commit, placeverb

    make an investment

    "Put money into bonds"

  2. endow, indue, gift, empower, invest, endueverb

    give qualities or abilities to

  3. invest, clothe, adornverb

    furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors

  4. invest, vest, enthroneverb

    provide with power and authority

    "They vested the council with special rights"

  5. induct, invest, seatverb

    place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position

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

GCIDE

  1. Investverb

    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. Investverb

    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. Investverb

    to put on

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

  3. Investverb

    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. Investverb

    to surround, accompany, or attend

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

  5. Investverb

    to confer; to give

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

  6. Investverb

    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. Investverb

    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. Investverb

    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  

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

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

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  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. Ed Devlin:

    If you don't know what they're going to do, you should get paid more money to invest in them than if they were fairly predictable.

  2. El Hillo:

    We still have the opportunity to invest and help many Syrians stay in Syria. Otherwise this human train will continue running in all directions, including direction Europe.

  3. Vincent Foster:

    Allowing the option for a modest increase in this leverage to 2:1 would enable BDCs to deploy significantly more capital to small and mid-size businesses. Simultaneously, BDCs will be able to reduce the risk in their portfolios, as they can invest in lower yielding, lower risk investments and still generate valuable returns and dividends to their shareholders.

  4. Zac Moffatt:

    Some campaigns will invest in digital and mobile, and others will still act like it's the 1990s, they still want to believe that people watch television as a family at 8 p.m.

  5. Mayor Herntier:

    Many people are voting AfD in protest, if voting trends continue this way, people have to ask themselves which foreign company is going to invest here. This is our chance and we better not blow it.

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