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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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