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English noun: vest

1. vest (artifact) a man's sleeveless garment worn underneath a coat


Broader (hypernym)garment

Narrower (hyponym)bulletproof vest

Part meronymthree-piece suit

2. vest (artifact) a collarless men's undergarment for the upper part of the body

Synonymssinglet, undershirt

Broader (hypernym)undergarment, unmentionable

English verb: vest

1. vest (social) provide with power and authority

SamplesThey vested the council with special rights.

Synonymsenthrone, invest

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)instal, install

Narrower (hyponym)consecrate, coronate, crown, enthrone, ordain, ordain, order, ordinate, throne

Antonymsdisinvest, divest

2. vest (possession) place (authority, property, or rights) in the control of a person or group of persons

SamplesShe vested her vast fortune in her two sons.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)give

Verb groupvest

3. vest (possession) become legally vested

SamplesThe property vests in the trustees.

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)change hands, change owners

Verb groupvest

4. vest (body) clothe oneself in ecclesiastical garments

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)dress, dress up

Verb grouprobe, vest

5. vest (body) clothe formally; especially in ecclesiastical robes


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)apparel, clothe, dress, enclothe, fit out, garb, garment, habilitate, raiment, tog

Verb groupvest

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