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The synonyms of “Invest” are: enthrone, vest, induct, seat, commit, place, put, empower, endow, endue, gift, indue, adorn, clothe, put money into, sink money into, lay out money on, spend, expend, lay out, put in, use up, devote, purchase, make a purchase of, make the purchase of, acquire, obtain, get, pick up, snap up, imbue, infuse, perfuse, charge, steep, saturate, suffuse, pervade, fill, admit to office, instate, install, swear in, vest in, endow in, confer on, bestow on, grant to, entrust to, give to, consign to, put in someone's hands, dress, attire, outfit, array, rig, rig out, turn out, fit out, costume, trick out, trick up, robe, garb, deck out, drape, accoutre, besiege, lay siege to, beleaguer, beset, surround, enclose
Invest as a Verb
Definitions of "Invest" as a verb
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “invest” as a verb can have the following definitions:
- Place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position.
- Confer a right or power on (someone or something.
- Clothe or cover with a garment.
- Provide or endow someone or something with (a particular quality or attribute.
- Give qualities or abilities to.
- Formally confer a rank or office on (someone.
- Provide with power and authority.
- Put (money) into financial schemes, shares, property, or a commercial venture with the expectation of achieving a profit.
- Furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors.
- Surround (a place) in order to besiege or blockade it.
- Buy (a relatively expensive product) whose usefulness will repay the cost.
- Make an investment.
- Devote (one's time, effort, or energy) to a particular undertaking with the expectation of a worthwhile result.
Synonyms of "Invest" as a verb (75 Words)
|accoutre||Provide with military equipment.|
Magnificently accoutred he was led up to the high altar.
|acquire||Buy or obtain (an asset or object) for oneself.|
He acquired a reputation for scrupulous honesty.
|admit to office||Serve as a means of entrance.|
|adorn||Make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.|
Flowers adorned the tables everywhere.
|array||Lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line.|
The manifesto immediately divided the forces arrayed against him.
|attire||Put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive.|
Lady Agatha was attired in an elaborate evening gown.
|beleaguer||Cause problems or difficulties for.|
Our leaders decided to beleaguer the city.
|beset||Annoy continually or chronically.|
The ship was beset by ice and finally sank.
|besiege||Harass, as with questions or requests.|
The Turks besieged Vienna.
|bestow on||Bestow a quality on.|
|charge||File a formal charge against.|
He charged his weapon at me.
|clothe||Provide someone with clothes.|
Francesca was clothed in white.
|commit||Refer a parliamentary or legislative bill to a committee.|
You guys would have had me committed.
|consign to||Give over to another for care or safekeeping.|
|costume||Dress in a costume.|
The dolls are elaborately costumed in fancy nineteenth century dresses.
|devote||Give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause.|
She devoted herself to fundraising.
|drape||Arrange in a particular way.|
The body was draped in a blanket.
|dress||Dress or groom with elaborate care.|
Dress the salads.
|empower||Make (someone) stronger and more confident, especially in controlling their life and claiming their rights.|
Movements to empower the poor.
|enclose||Enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering.|
The entire estate was enclosed with walls.
|endow||Furnish with an endowment.|
The country is well endowed with mineral resources.
|endow in||Furnish with an endowment.|
|endue||Give qualities or abilities to.|
Our sight would be endued with a far greater sharpness.
|enthrone||Put a monarch on the throne.|
He was enthroned as the guru of the avant garde.
|entrust to||Put into the care or protection of someone.|
|expend||Spend or use up (a resource such as money or energy.|
The energy expended in sport could be directed into other areas.
|fill||Fill or meet a want or need.|
Fill a container.
|fit out||Be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired.|
|garb||Dress in distinctive clothes.|
She was garbed in Indian shawls.
|get||Take vengeance on or get even.|
It s getting late.
|gift||Give as a present make a gift of.|
The company gifted 2 999 shares to a charity.
|give to||Give or convey physically.|
|grant to||Transfer by deed.|
|imbue||Fill soak or imbue totally.|
His works are invariably imbued with a sense of calm and serenity.
|induct||Produce electric current by electrostatic or magnetic processes.|
Hugh and his friends were inducted into the most honourable seats.
|indue||Give qualities or abilities to.|
|infuse||Let sit in a liquid to extract a flavor or to cleanse.|
Her work is infused with an anger born of pain and oppression.
Ashley installed herself behind her table.
|instate||Set up in position; install or establish.|
Many of the troops had only joined up when the new regime was instated.
|lay out||Impose as a duty, burden, or punishment.|
|lay out money on||Put into a certain place or abstract location.|
|lay siege to||Impose as a duty, burden, or punishment.|
|make a purchase of||Cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner.|
|make the purchase of||To compose or represent.|
|obtain||Be valid, applicable, or true.|
Adequate insurance cover is difficult to obtain.
|outfit||Provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose.|
Planes outfitted with sophisticated electronic gear.
|perfuse||Force a fluid through (a body part or tissue.|
Perfuse a liver with a salt solution.
|pervade||Be present and apparent throughout.|
A smell of stale cabbage pervaded the air.
|pick up||Hit lightly with a picking motion.|
|place||Score a goal by a place kick.|
They place a great deal of emphasis on positive thought.
|purchase||Obtain by purchase acquire by means of a financial transaction.|
The victory was purchased by the death of Rhiwallon.
|put||Put into a certain place or abstract location.|
She set a women s record by putting the shot 56 7.
|put in||Put into a certain place or abstract location.|
|put in someone's hands||Cause to be in a certain state; cause to be in a certain relation.|
|put money into||Estimate.|
|rig||Provide a sailing boat with sails and rigging.|
The catamaran will be rigged as a ketch.
|rig out||Manipulate in a fraudulent manner.|
|robe||Clothe formally especially in ecclesiastical robes.|
I went into the vestry and robed for the Mass.
|saturate||Magnetize or charge (a substance or device) fully.|
The groundwater is saturated with calcium hydroxide.
|seat||Be able to seat.|
Seat a concert hall.
|sink money into||Descend into or as if into some soft substance or place.|
|snap up||Record on photographic film.|
|steep||Devote (oneself) fully to.|
Steep the blossoms in oil.
|suffuse||Cause to spread or flush or flood through, over, or across.|
The first half of the poem is suffused with idealism.
|surround||Surround so as to force to give up.|
He loves to surround himself with family and friends.
|swear in||To declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true.|
|trick out||Deceive somebody.|
|trick up||Deceive somebody.|
|turn out||To break and turn over earth especially with a plow.|
|use up||Use up consume fully.|
|vest||Become legally vested.|
She vested her vast fortune in her two sons.
|vest in||Become legally vested.|
Usage Examples of "Invest" as a verb
- He was invested as Head of State on 1 October 1936.
- We have invested a considerable amount of time in demonstrating the value of the system.
- Fort Pulaski was invested and captured.
- The passage of time has invested the words with an unintended humour.
- All executive powers were invested in the Secretary of State.
- He stands before you invested in the full canonicals of his calling.
- The company is to invest £12 m in its manufacturing site at Linlithglow.
- Getting workers to invest in private pension funds.
- I invested in an expensive moisturizer and tried to drink more water.
Associations of "Invest" (30 Words)
|afford||Afford access to.|
It was taking up more time than he could afford.
|amortize||Reduce or pay off (a debt) with regular payments.|
Eighty per cent of the proceeds has been used to amortize the public debt.
|authorize||Give official permission for or approval to (an undertaking or agent.|
She authorized her assistant to sign the papers.
|bonus||Anything that tends to arouse.|
Good weather is an added bonus but the real appeal is the landscape.
|capitalize||Supply with capital, as of a business by using a combination of capital used by investors and debt capital provided by lenders.|
The letter M either capitalized or in lower case is the abbreviation for mili.
|company||Associate with keep company with.|
A national opera company.
|deductible||The part of an insurance claim to be paid by the insured; an excess.|
Childcare vouchers will be deductible expenses for employers.
|dividend||An individual s share of a dividend.|
Buying a rail pass may still pay dividends.
|empower||Give (someone) the authority or power to do something.|
Movements to empower the poor.
|enable||Render capable or able for some task.|
Each of them has wheels to enable easy transportation.
|endue||Endow or provide with a quality or ability.|
Our sight would be endued with a far greater sharpness.
|enthrone||Provide with power and authority.|
The Queen was enthroned more than 50 years ago.
|exemption||The action of freeing or state of being free from an obligation or liability imposed on others.|
Additional exemptions are allowed for each dependent.
|finance||The commercial activity of providing funds and capital.|
The club s finances are stretched to the limit.
|give||Give food to.|
A dinner given in honour of an American diplomat.
|grant||A contract granting the right to operate a subsidiary business.|
They were granted a meeting.
|harpoon||Spear with a harpoon.|
Gilbert s father harpooned a five metre basking shark.
|impale||Pierce with a sharp stake or point.|
The impaled arms of her husband and her father.
|income||Money received, especially on a regular basis, for work or through investments.|
Figures showed an overall increase in income this year.
|induct||Admit as a member.|
The young geisha was inducted into the ways of her profession.
|installment||The act of installing something (as equipment.|
|mortgage||The amount of money borrowed in a mortgage.|
The estate was mortgaged up to the hilt.
|payment||Something given as a reward or in recompense for something done.|
A compensation payment of 2500.
|porcupine||A large rodent with defensive spines or quills on the body and tail.|
|shareholder||Someone who holds shares of stock in a corporation.|
|spike||Render a gun useless by plugging up the vent with a spike.|
The plutonium mixture could be spiked with caesium 137.
|stake||A pole or stake set up to mark something as the start or end of a race track.|
Bishop Ridley was burned at the stake.
|stick||Stick to firmly.|
He collected dry sticks for a campfire.
|sticker||An adhesive label or notice, generally printed or illustrated.|
A disabled sticker for our car.
|thorn||A thorny bush shrub or tree especially a hawthorn.|
The issue has become a thorn in renewing the peace talks.