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vest

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of vest

  1. 1 to give official or legal power to “By the power vested in me by the state,” intoned the minister, “I now pronounce that you are married” Synonyms of vest accredit, certify, charter [British], commission, empower, enable, invest, license (also licence), qualify, authorize, warrantWords Related to vest 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 vest 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 vest disqualify

  2. 2 to put (something) into the possession or safekeeping of another vested the power to access their retirement accounts with their attorney Synonyms of vest commend, commit, confide, consign, delegate, deliver, entrust (also intrust), give over, hand, hand over, leave, pass, recommend, repose, transfer, transmit, trust, turn over, giveWords Related to vest confer, grant; assign, deal (out), dispense, disperse, distribute, divide; hand in, release, relinquish, submit, surrender, turn in, yield; bequeath, hand down, hand on, will; advance, lend, loan; furnish, supply; recommit, redeliver, regive, retransfer, retransmitNear Antonyms of vest detain, hold back, reserve, withhold; own, possess; accept, receive, take in; occupy, take, take overAntonyms of vest hold, keep, retain

  3. 3 to give the ownership or benefit of (something) formally or publicly the U.S. Constitution vests the power to declare war with Congress Synonyms of vest accord, award, grant, conferWords Related to vest bestow, contribute, donate, give, present, show; furnish, provide, supply; extend, offer, proffer; allocate, appropriate, assign; appoint, designate, dub, fix, name, setNear Antonyms of vest abort, call, call off, drop, recall, repeal, rescind, revoke; abrogate, annul, invalidate, nullify, void, write off; recant, retract, take back, withdraw



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