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 of invest endue (or indue), imbue, inculcate, ingrain (also engrain), inoculate, infuse, steep, suffuseWords Related to invest animate, charge, enliven, invigorate, leaven; implant, instill, plant; impregnate, permeate, pervade, saturate; deluge, drown, fill, flood, inundate, overwhelm, submergeNear Antonyms of invest 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 of invest bless, endue (or indue), favor, gift, endowWords Related to invest equip, provide, supply; bestow (on or upon), clothe, confer (on), cover; accord, award, grant; empower, enable, enhance, enrich, heighten; bequeath, willNear Antonyms of invest dispossess, divest, strip; deplete, drain, exhaust; skimp, stint

  3. 3 to give official or legal power to invested him with power of attorney Synonyms of invest accredit, certify, charter [British], commission, empower, enable, authorize, license (also licence), qualify, vest, warrantWords Related to invest 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 of invest 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 of invest 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 of invest 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, vestureWords Related to invest 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 of invest denude, divest, uncover, undrape, unveilAntonyms of invest 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 of invest baptize, inaugurate, induct, initiate, instate, install, seatWords Related to invest swear in; consecrate, enshrine; accept, admit, receive, take in; enlist, enroll (also enrol)Near Antonyms of invest 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 of invest beleaguer, blockade, besiege, leaguer [archaic]Words Related to invest barricade, block, cut off, dam, encircle; assail, assault, attack, beset; confine, insulate, isolate, quarantineNear Antonyms of invest emancipate, free, liberate, release, rescue

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

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