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INVEST

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does invest mean? 

INVEST (verb)
  The verb INVEST has 5 senses:

1. make an investment
2. give qualities or abilities to
3. furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors
4. provide with power and authority
5. place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position

  Familiarity information: INVEST used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


INVEST (verb)


Sense 1invest [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make an investment

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

invest; commit; put; place

Context example:

Put money into bonds

Hypernyms (to "invest" is one way to...):

drop; expend; spend (pay out)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "invest"):

fund (invest money in government securities)

buy into (buy stocks or shares of a company)

job; speculate (invest at a risk)

tie up (invest so as to make unavailable for other purposes)

shelter (invest (money) so that it is not taxable)

roll over (invest (a previously investment) into a similar fund or security)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP

Antonym:

divest (reduce or dispose of; cease to hold (an investment))


Sense 2invest [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give qualities or abilities to

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

indue; endow; endue; gift; empower; invest

Hypernyms (to "invest" is one way to...):

enable (render capable or able for some task)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "invest"):

cover (invest with a large or excessive amount of something)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody with something


Sense 3invest [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

clothe; adorn; invest

Hypernyms (to "invest" is one way to...):

equip; fit; fit out; outfit (provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody with something


Sense 4invest [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Provide with power and authority

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

vest; enthrone; invest

Context example:

They vested the council with special rights

Hypernyms (to "invest" is one way to...):

install (put into an office or a position)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "invest"):

consecrate; ordain; order; ordinate (appoint to a clerical posts)

coronate; crown (invest with regal power; enthrone)

enthrone; throne (put a monarch on the throne)

ordain (invest with ministerial or priestly authority)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

Antonym:

divest (deprive of status or authority)


Sense 5invest [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

induct; seat; invest

Context example:

there was a ceremony to induct the president of the Academy

Hypernyms (to "invest" is one way to...):

install (put into an office or a position)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody PP


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