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invest

verb

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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

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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

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3 to give official or legal power to
  • invested him with power of attorney

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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

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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

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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

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7 to surround or cover closely
  • nightfall invested the land

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The first known use of invest was in the 15th century

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“Invest.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/in-vest. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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