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in·vest

invest

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn vest
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: invested, investing, invests
definition 1: to put (money or property) into use with the intention of gaining profit or interest.
They invested most of their money in the stock market.He hoped his wealthy friend would invest a large sum in his new business venture.The couple felt safer investing their earnings in the bank.
antonyms:
divest
similar words:
sink
definition 2: to spend with the intention of gaining some benefit.
I've invested ten years of my life building this business.She invested a great deal of effort in this project.
definition 3: to endow with authority or with a specified quality.
synonyms:
vest
antonyms:
divest, strip
similar words:
crown, endow
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to put money into use to gain profit or interest.
antonyms:
save
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derivation: investor (n.)
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