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invest

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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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lay siege to

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7 to surround or cover closely

  • nightfall invested the land
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