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vest

 
pronunciation:
vest
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a waist-length, fitted, sleeveless, and usu. collarless garment, usu. worn over a shirt or blouse and often under a jacket; weskit.
definition 2: a similar garment, or front thereof, worn by women as a covering to fill the opening of a dress, jacket, or coat; dickey.
definition 3: (chiefly British) a collarless and often sleeveless undergarment worn next to the skin on the upper body.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: vested, vesting, vests
definition 1: to place in the possession or control of someone; confer.
The law vests control of the company in a board of directors.
definition 2: to place something in the possession or control of; invest or endow.
He was vested with a king's powers.
antonyms:
divest, strip
similar words:
invest
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to put on clothing, esp. ecclesiastical vestments.
similar words:
gown
definition 2: to be or become the legal possession, power, or right of someone.
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