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English verb: invest

1. invest (possession) make an investment

SamplesPut money into bonds.

Synonymscommit, place, put

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)drop, expend, spend

Narrower (hyponym)buy into, fund, job, roll over, shelter, speculate, tie up

Antonymsdisinvest, divest

2. invest (social) give qualities or abilities to

Synonymsempower, endow, endue, gift, indue

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody with something

Broader (hypernym)enable

Narrower (hyponym)cover

3. invest (social) furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors

Synonymsadorn, clothe

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody with something

Broader (hypernym)equip, fit, fit out, outfit

4. invest (social) provide with power and authority

SamplesThey vested the council with special rights.

Synonymsenthrone, vest

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)instal, install

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

Antonymsdisinvest, divest

5. invest (social) place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position

SamplesThere was a ceremony to induct the president of the Academy.

Synonymsinduct, seat

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP

Broader (hypernym)instal, install

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