: to use money for (something) in order to earn more money
He made a fortune by investing in real estate.
He invested his savings in the business.
: to spend money for building or improving (something)
The city will invest millions of dollars in two new schools.
The city plans to invest heavily in its educational system this year.
: to give (time or effort) in order to do something or make something better
A lot of time was invested in the project.
We need to invest more effort in educating our children.
informal: to spend money on (something useful or helpful to oneself)
I am planning to invest in a good coat.
Examples of invest in in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebCinemas can enhance the overall experience by investing in state-of-the-art technology, comfortable seating and immersive sound systems.—Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 22 Nov. 2023 OpenAI and Microsoft have a long-standing partnership, with Microsoft having invested in the startup and OpenAI using Microsoft's cloud computing services.—Jason Abbruzzese, NBC News, 22 Nov. 2023 Advertisement - Scroll to Continue PwC is committed to its strategy, the multidisciplinary model and to investing in growth areas across all lines of service, a global spokesman said.—Mark Maurer, WSJ, 21 Nov. 2023 Jacobson recommends investing in a good foam pad, since air mattresses take a long time to inflate (and can be bulky to pack).—Bellamy Richardson, wsj.com, 21 Nov. 2023 The platform remains poorly integrated with parent owner Amazon, maintains lackluster communication with content creators and industry partners, and has prioritized monetization over investing in its ecosystem.—Amit Katwala, WIRED, 20 Nov. 2023 When a client recently inquired about investing in gemstones, Hadjibay recommended an untreated-exceptional-ruby ring and matching earrings (the set sold for around $3 million).—Jill Newman, Robb Report, 18 Nov. 2023 His livelihood has survived by investing in a wheelchair-accessible vehicle and enrolling in a program that refers rides via UberWAV, the accessible trips Uber provides through its app.—Luz Lazo, Washington Post, 17 Nov. 2023 The passage of ambitious spending programs exemplifies the Biden administration’s strategy of investing in growth and labor—at any cost.—Will Daniel, Fortune, 16 Nov. 2023 See More
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