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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)

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.

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."