Synonyms and Antonyms of investment

  1. 1 the cutting off of an area by military means to stop the flow of people or supplies <the investment of Cuba was one of the decisive moments in the Cuban Missile Crisis> Synonyms beleaguerment, blockade, leaguer, siegeRelated Words counterblockade; containment, encirclement, encompassment; confinement, insulation, isolation, quarantine, seclusion, segregation, sequestration; incarceration, internment

  2. 2 the process or an instance of being formally placed in an office or organization <the investment of a new diocesan bishop is typically a grand and solemn occasion> Synonyms baptism, inaugural, inauguration, induction, initiation, installment (also instalment), investiture, installationRelated Words enlistment, enrollment (also enrolment); promotionNear Antonyms discharge, removal

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