Definitions for: Invest

[v] make an investment; "Put money into bonds"
[v] place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position; "We were inducted into the honor society"
[v] provide with power and authority
[v] furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors
[v] give qualities or abilities to

Webster (1913) Definition: 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
1. 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.

2. To put on. [Obs.]

Can not find one this girdle to invest. --Spenser.

3. 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.

I do invest you jointly with my power. --Shak.

4. To surround, accompany, or attend.

Awe such as must always invest the spectacle of the
guilt. --Hawthorne.

5. To confer; to give. [R.]

It investeth a right of government. --Bacon.

6. (Mil.) 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.

7. To lay out (money or capital) in business with the ?iew of
obtaining an income or profit; as, to invest money in bank

In*vest", v. i.
To make an investment; as, to invest in stocks; -- usually
followed by in.

Synonyms: adorn, clothe, commit, empower, endow, endue, enthrone, gift, induct, indue, place, put, seat, vest

Antonyms: divest, divest

See Also: buy into, consecrate, coronate, cover, crown, drop, enable, equip, expend, fit, fit out, fund, install, job, ordain, order, ordinate, outfit, speculate, spend, throne, tie up

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