invest


1in·vest

verb \in-ˈvest\

Definition of INVEST

transitive verb
1
[Medieval Latin investire, from Latin, to clothe]
a :  to array in the symbols of office or honor
b :  to furnish with power or authority
c :  to grant someone control or authority over :  vest
2
:  to cover completely :  envelop
3
:  clothe, adorn
4
[Middle French investir, from Old Italian investire, from Latin, to surround] :  to surround with troops or ships so as to prevent escape or entry
5
:  to endow with a quality :  infuse

Origin of INVEST

Latin investire to clothe, surround, from in- + vestis garment — more at wear
First Known Use: circa 1534

2invest

verb

Definition of INVEST

transitive verb
1
:  to commit (money) in order to earn a financial return
2
:  to make use of for future benefits or advantages <invested her time wisely>
3
:  to involve or engage especially emotionally <were deeply invested in their children's lives>
intransitive verb
:  to make an investment
in·vest·able \-ˈves-tə-bəl\ adjective
in·ves·tor \-tər\ noun

Origin of INVEST

Italian investire to clothe, invest money, from Latin, to clothe
First Known Use: 1613

in·vest

transitive verb \in-ˈvest\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of INVEST

1
: to envelop or cover completely <the pleura invests the lung>
2
: to endow with a quality or characteristic <the paranoid personality who invests the external world with his…ideas and feelings—Structure & Meaning of Psychoanalysis>

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