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Definition of "invest" []

  • To commit (money or capital) in order to gain a financial return: invested their savings in stocks and bonds. (verb-transitive)
  • To spend or devote for future advantage or benefit: invested much time and energy in getting a good education. (verb-transitive)
  • To devote morally or psychologically, as to a purpose; commit: "Men of our generation are invested in what they do, women in what we are” ( Shana Alexander). (verb-transitive)
  • To endow with authority or power. (verb-transitive)
  • To install in office with ceremony: invest a new emperor. (verb-transitive)
  • To lay out (money or capital in an enterprise, esp by purchasing shares) with the expectation of profit (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To devote (effort, resources, etc, to a project) (verb)
  • To clothe or adorn (in some garment, esp the robes of an office) (verb)
  • To install formally or ceremoniously (in an official position, rank, etc) (verb)
  • To place (power, authority, etc, in) or provide (with power or authority) (verb)
  • To provide or endow (a person with qualities, characteristics, etc) (verb)
  • To cover or adorn, as if with a coat or garment (verb)
  • To surround with military forces; besiege (verb)
  • To purchase; buy (verb)

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Use "invest" in a sentence
  • "We went from trickle-down economics to what I call invest and growth -- reduce the deficit, but invest more in our people and technology and in the progress of people in the future, and open the world to trade in American products and services."
  • "#3 - If you have the means, the best time to invest is when times are tough."
  • "On the one hand no responsibilities when renting but sure hate in invest time and money when at anytime a landlord here for any reason can up and take that home back."