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vest

verb

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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"

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2 to put (something) into the possession or safekeeping of another
  • vested the power to access their retirement accounts with their attorney

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3 to give the ownership or benefit of (something) formally or publicly
  • the U.S. Constitution vests the power to declare war with Congress

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

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“Vest.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/vest. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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