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English noun: vest

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


Synonymswaistcoat


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


Synonymsrobe


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


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


Verb groupvest









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