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invest

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of invest

  1. 1 to cause (as a person) to become filled or saturated with a certain quality or principle <invested the film with his own enthusiasm for the wonders of flight> Synonyms endue (or indue), imbue, inculcate, ingrain (also engrain), inoculate, infuse, steep, suffuseRelated Words animate, charge, enliven, invigorate, leaven; implant, instill, plant; impregnate, permeate, pervade, saturate; deluge, drown, fill, flood, inundate, overwhelm, submergeNear Antonyms deprive, divest, strip; clear, empty; eliminate, remove, take away

  2. 2 to furnish freely or naturally with some power, quality, or attribute <a woman invested with the strong desire to make the world a better place> Synonyms bless, endue (or indue), favor, gift, endowRelated Words equip, provide, supply; bestow (on or upon), clothe, confer (on), cover; accord, award, grant; empower, enable, enhance, enrich, heighten; bequeath, willNear Antonyms dispossess, divest, strip; deplete, drain, exhaust; skimp, stint

  3. 3 to give official or legal power to <invested him with power of attorney> Synonyms accredit, certify, charter [British], commission, empower, enable, authorize, license (also licence), qualify, vest, warrantRelated Words approve, clear, credential, endorse (also indorse), OK (or okay), sanction; affirm, confirm, validate; inaugurate, induct, initiate, install, instate, swear in; allow, let, permit; enfranchise, entitle, privilegeNear Antonyms ban, bar, block, constrain, deny, disallow, disbar, discourage, disenfranchise, disfranchise, exclude, hinder, hold back, impede, inhibit, obstruct, prevent, shut out, stop; enjoin, forbid, interdict, outlaw, prohibit, proscribe, vetoAntonyms disqualify

  4. 4 to outfit with clothes and especially fine or special clothes <a fashion designer who has invested a number of the winners of the best actress award> Synonyms apparel, array, attire, bedeck, caparison, costume, deck (out), do up, dress, dress up, enrobe, garb, garment, get up, gown, habit, clothe, rig (out), robe, suit, tog (up or out), toilet, vestureRelated Words cloak, frock, jacket, mantle, vest; drape, enswathe, hap [dialect], huddle, swaddle, swathe, wrap; accoutre (or accouter), bedight [archaic], equip, furnish, habilitate, outfit, tailor, uniform; dress down, underdressNear Antonyms denude, divest, uncover, undrape, unveilAntonyms disarray, disrobe, strip, unclothe, undress, untruss [archaic]

  5. 5 to put into an office or welcome into an organization with special ceremonies <the beloved actor was finally invested as a knight by the queen> Synonyms baptize, inaugurate, induct, initiate, instate, install, seatRelated Words swear in; consecrate, enshrine; accept, admit, receive, take in; enlist, enroll (also enrol)Near Antonyms can, discharge, fire, terminate; muster out

  6. 6 to surround (as a fortified place) with armed forces for the purpose of capturing or preventing commerce and communication <the city was mercilessly invested for an entire year, but never fell> Synonyms beleaguer, blockade, besiege, leaguer [archaic]Related Words barricade, block, cut off, dam, encircle; assail, assault, attack, beset; confine, insulate, isolate, quarantineNear Antonyms emancipate, free, liberate, release, rescue

  7. 7 to surround or cover closely <nightfall invested the land> Synonyms bosom, bower, circumfuse, cocoon, embosom, embower, embrace, enclose (also inclose), encompass, enshroud, enswathe, envelop, enwrap, enfold, involve, lap, mantle, muffle, shroud, swathe, veil, wrapRelated Words curtain, drape; embed (also imbed), encase; swaddle; blanket, overlay, overspread; camouflage, cloak, disguise, mask; circle, encircle, enlace, enwindNear Antonyms bare, denude, expose, strip




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