Synonyms for invest

Grammar : Verb
Spell : in-vest
Phonetic Transcription : ɪnˈvɛst

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Définition of invest

Origin :
  • late 14c., "to clothe in the official robes of an office," from Latin investire "to clothe in, cover, surround," from in "in, into" (see in- (2)) + vestire "to dress, clothe" (see wear). The meaning "use money to produce profit" first attested 1610s in connection with the East Indies trade, and is probably a borrowing of Italian investire (13c.) from the same Latin root, via the notion of giving one's capital a new form. The military meaning "to besiege" is from c.1600. Related: Invested; investing.
  • verb contribute money to make money
  • verb give power or authority
Example sentences :
  • I have large sums of my own to invest, and it is no extra trouble to look after your money.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • To make sure of success and the size of his stakes he was willing to invest heavily.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • You are determined to invest these savings of yours in the common stock, are you?'
  • Extract from : « Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit » by Charles Dickens
  • Pepsy had no money invested in their unprofitable enterprise, for she had no money to invest.
  • Extract from : « Pee-wee Harris » by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • I said to myself, 'I will invest my time in bringing up my children.'
  • Extract from : « The Mystery of Murray Davenport » by Robert Neilson Stephens
  • Cordelia is to have it free and clear, but I am to invest it for her.
  • Extract from : « Fair Harbor » by Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • We have enough to live and bring the year about, but not an ounce to impart or to invest.
  • Extract from : « Essays, Second Series » by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • "There are some Glasgow and Aberdeen folk who trust me to invest for them," the broker explained.
  • Extract from : « The Market-Place » by Harold Frederic
  • Arrangements were made to invest the occasion with the most impressive solemnity.
  • Extract from : « Henry IV, Makers of History » by John S. C. Abbott
  • I tried to invest her with all the "traits" of that "canaille" multitude I hated.
  • Extract from : « Gerald Fitzgerald » by Charles James Lever

Antonyms for invest

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