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Definition of invest:

  1. 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.
  2. To confer; to give.
  3. 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.
  4. To lay out ( money or capital) in business with the iew of obtaining an income or profit; as, to invest money in bank stock.
  5. To make an investment; as, to invest in stocks; - usually followed by in.
  6. 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.
  7. To put on.
  8. To surround, accompany, or attend.

Synonyms:

habit, come in, couch, position, instate, spend, baptize, empower, cast, entrust, infold, lay out, frame, locate, put in, toilet, induct, embower, place, shroud, cloak, bower, identify, arrange, redact, enclose, robe, embellish, muffle, seat, ingrain, pose, roll, grade, perpetrate, order, inoculate, practice, localize, underwrite, present, pull, embosom, vest, envelop, swathe, speculate, make an investment, endow, devote, rig, encompass, enfold, target, put up the dough, commit, array, involve, suffuse, bedeck, mantle, siege, cocoon, circumfuse, gift, clothe, vesture, dower, inaugurate, confide, gird, induce, raiment, enthrone, plow into, roll over, attire, endue, authorize, assign, costume, station, leaguer, beset, apparel, give money over, site, sit, initiate, bosom, rank, finance, put, imbue, wrap up, buy into, adorn, garb, wrap, favor, enshroud, intrust, institutionalise, inculcate, charter, localise, buy, show, get up, enrobe, enclothe, accredit, dress up, lend, do up, certify, dress, embrace, authorise, aim, set up, direct, post, set, sink money into, lap, fit out, steep, sink, suit, grace, accept, lend on security, warrant, pay into, come out, tog, trust, bless, enwrap, salt away, save, consecrate, gown, decorate, besiege, indue, loan, attack, deck, drape, qualify, enable, install, lay, swaddle, commission, advance, beautify, habilitate, dedicate, point, enswathe, garment, veil, reinvest, put on, charge, sit down, buy stocks, throne, caparison, send, ornament, institutionalize, rate, license, fund, range, circumfuse, beleaguer, hedge, give, blockade.

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