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Invest meaning

invest - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position; " there was a ceremony to induct the president of the Academy"
  2. 2. provide with power and authority; " They vested the council with special rights"
  3. 3. To put on.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. To surround, accompany, or attend.
  6. 6. To confer; to give.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. To formally grant power or authority to someone. For example, when the President of the United States is inaugurated, he is invested with all the powers of that office. To contribute money to a business venture, or to buy property or securities, with the intention and expectation of making a profit.
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. To lay out ( money or capital) in business with the iew of obtaining an income or profit; as, to invest money in bank stock.
  11. 11. To make an investment; as, to invest in stocks; - usually followed by in.
  12. 12. To dress; confer; place in office; lay siege to; place, as money.

invest - examples of usage

  1. A prudent man, therefore, would never invest in any new thing during a mania or bubble; on the contrary, he would sell all property of a doubtful or speculative value, when its price is high, and invest it in the very best shares or government funds, of which the value cannot fall much during the coming collapse. - "Political economy", W. Stanley Jevons.
  2. They think that the country is going to be very prosperous, and that if they invest their capital in new factories, banks, railways, ships, or other enterprises, they will make much profit. - "Political economy", W. Stanley Jevons.
  3. Invest your legacy wisely, and don't confound capital with income. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
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