invest

  • 1 invest — in‧vest [ɪnˈvest] verb [intransitive, transitive] FINANCE 1. to buy shares, bonds, property etc in order to make a profit: • People are so pessimistic about the future that they won t invest at the moment. • The Singapore government is interested …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 Invest — In*vest , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Invested}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Investing}.] [L. investire, investitum; pref. in in + vestire to clothe, fr. vestis clothing: cf. F. investir. See {Vest}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To put garments on; to clothe; to dress; to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 invest — in·vest 1 /in vest/ vt [Medieval Latin investire, from Latin, to clothe, from in in + vestis garment] 1: to install in an office or position 2 a: to furnish with or formally grant power or authority b: to grant someone control or authority over:… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 invest — ► VERB 1) put money into financial schemes, shares, or property with the expectation of achieving a profit. 2) devote (time or energy) to an undertaking with the expectation of a worthwhile result. 3) (invest in) informal buy (something) whose… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 invest as — [phrasal verb] invest (someone) as (something) formal : to give (someone) the power and authority of (a particular position or title) The group invested her as chairperson. • • • Main Entry: ↑invest …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 6 Invest — In*vest , v. i. To make an investment; as, to invest in stocks; usually followed by in. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 invest — [v1] contribute money to make money advance, back, bankroll, buy into, buy stock, devote, endow, endue, entrust, get into, go in for, imbue, infuse, lay out, lend, loan, pick up the tab*, plow back into*, plunge, provide, put in, put up dough*,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 invest — [in vest′] vt. [L investire < in , in + vestire, to clothe < vestis, clothing: see VEST] 1. to clothe; array; adorn 2. a) to cover, surround, or envelop like, or as if with, a garment [fog invests the city] b) to endow with qualities,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 invest in — index purchase Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 10 invest — (v.) late 14c., to clothe in the official robes of an office, from L. investire to clothe in, cover, surround, from in in, into (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + vestire to dress, clothe (see WEAR (Cf. wear)). The meaning use money to produce profit first …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 invest — 1 induct, install, inaugurate, initiate Analogous words: endue, endow (see DOWER): consecrate (see DEVOTE) Antonyms: divest, strip (of robes, insignia, power): unfrock 2 *besiege, beleaguer, blockade …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 12 invest — v. 1) ( to place money ) to invest heavily 2) (D; intr., tr.) ( to place money ) to invest in (to invest heavily in municipal bonds; to invest surplus funds in stocks) 3) (formal) (d; tr.) ( to entrust ) to invest with (to invest smb. with… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 invest — in|vest [ ın vest ] verb intransitive or transitive *** to use your money with the goal of making a profit from it, for example by buying property or buying STOCK in a company: How much do you have to invest? invest in: He began investing in the… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 invest — in|vest W3 [ınˈvest] v [Date: 1500 1600; : Italian; Origin: investire to dress, invest , from Latin, to dress , from vestis piece of clothing ] 1.) [I and T] to buy shares, property, or goods because you hope that the value will increase and you… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 invest — [[t]ɪnve̱st[/t]] ♦♦♦ invests, investing, invested 1) VERB If you invest in something, or if you invest a sum of money, you use your money in a way that you hope will increase its value, for example by paying it into a bank, or buying shares or… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 invest */*/*/ — UK [ɪnˈvest] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms invest : present tense I/you/we/they invest he/she/it invests present participle investing past tense invested past participle invested business to use your money with the aim of making… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 invest — verb ADVERB ▪ aggressively, heavily ▪ The company invested heavily in new technology. ▪ directly ▪ If you invest directly in the stock market potential profits are greater, but so are potential losses …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 18 invest in — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms invest in : present tense I/you/we/they invest in he/she/it invests in present participle investing in past tense invested in past participle invested in 1) invest in something to buy something, especially… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 invest — investor, n. /in vest /, v.t. 1. to put (money) to use, by purchase or expenditure, in something offering potential profitable returns, as interest, income, or appreciation in value. 2. to use (money), as in accumulating something: to invest… …

    Universalium

  • 20 invest — 01. When you [invest] money on the stock market, you should be prepared to lose sometimes. 02. My neighbor made over $10,000 profit on an initial [investment] of $8,500. 03. A number of [investors] lost a lot of money in the gold mining scam. 04 …

    Grammatical examples in English