• A banker trying to convince a man to invest in the 'El Fabuloso silver mine
    A banker trying to convince a man to invest in the 'El Fabuloso silver mine
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v invest make an investment "Put money into bonds"
    • v invest place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position "there was a ceremony to induct the president of the Academy"
    • v invest provide with power and authority "They vested the council with special rights"
    • v invest furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors
    • v invest give qualities or abilities to
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Invest To clothe, as with office or authority; to place in possession of rank, dignity, or estate; to endow; to adorn; to grace; to bedeck; as, to invest with honor or glory; to invest with an estate. "I do invest you jointly with my power."
    • Invest To confer; to give. "It investeth a right of government."
    • Invest To expend (time, money, or other resources) with a view to obtaining some benefit of value in excess of that expended, or to achieve a useful pupose; as, to invest a lot of time in teaching one's children.
    • Invest (Mil) To inclose; to surround or hem in with troops, so as to intercept reinforcements of men and provisions and prevent escape; to lay siege to; as, to invest a town.
    • Invest To lay out (money or capital) in business with the view of obtaining an income or profit; as, to invest money in bank stock.
    • v. i Invest To make an investment; as, to invest in stocks; -- usually followed by in.
    • Invest To put garments on; to clothe; to dress; to array; -- opposed to divest. Usually followed by with, sometimes by in; as, to invest one with a robe.
    • Invest To put on. "Can not find one this girdle to invest ."
    • Invest To surround, accompany, or attend. "Awe such as must always invest the spectacle of the guilt."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • invest To cover with or as if with a garment or vesture; clothe; indue: followed by with, and sometimes in, before the thing covering: opposed to divest.
    • invest To clothe or attire with; put on.
    • invest To clothe or indue, as with office or authority; hence, to accredit with some quality or attribute; indue by attribution: followed by with: as, to invest a narrative with the charm of romance; to invest a friend with every virtue.
    • invest In law, to put in possession of something to be held as a matter of right; instate or install: as, to invest a man with rank, dignity, etc.
    • invest To confer; give; vest.
    • invest To surround; hem in or about; especially, to surround with hostile intent, or in such a way as to prevent approach or escape; surround with troops, military works, or other barriers; beleaguer.
    • invest To employ for some profitable use; convert into some other form of wealth, usually of a more or less permanent nature, as in the purchase of property or shares, or in loans secured by mortgage, etc.: said of money or capital: followed by in: as, to invest one's means in lands or houses, or in bank-stock, government bonds, etc.; to invest large sums in books.
    • invest To make an investment: as, to invest in railway shares.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Invest in-vest′ to put vesture on, to dress: to confer or give: to place in office or authority: to adorn: to surround: to block up: to lay siege to: to place: as property in business: to lay out money on
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  • Barbara De Angelis
    “When you make a commitment to a relationship, you invest your attention and energy in it more profoundly because you now experience ownership of that relationship.”
  • Sylvia Porter
    Sylvia Porter
    “Invest in yourself, in your education. There's nothing better.”
  • Rev. John Wellesly
    Rev. John Wellesly
    “EARN as much as you can. SAVE as much as you can. INVEST as much as you can. GIVE as much as you can.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
    “Goodness is the only investment which never fails.”
  • Billy Rose
    Billy Rose
    “Never invest your money in anything that eats or needs repairing.”
  • Donald Trump
    “Sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. investire, investitum,; pref. in-, in + vestire, to clothe, fr. vestis, clothing: cf. F. investir,. See Vest
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. investīre, -ītumin, on, vestīre, to clothe.


In literature:

I'm richer'n any of 'em and he'll mulct me on my Canadian investments for the balance of half a million!
"The Sins of Séverac Bablon" by Sax Rohmer
He remarked that he had been to sea and had some money which he wished to invest.
"Memoirs" by Charles Godfrey Leland
There was one lump sum of money in my hands, placed there by him for investment, and that was almost all he had.
"The Romance Of Giovanni Calvotti" by David Christie Murray
This surplus money should be used for investment purposes and not for speculation.
"Dollars and Sense" by Col. Wm. C. Hunter
Certain firms of investment brokers in New York and Chicago promptly added a new name to what vulgarly they called their "sucker" lists.
"From Place to Place" by Irvin S. Cobb
It would be a good-paying investment for him, and he was not above taking advantage of a poor widow's necessities.
"Chester Rand" by Horatio Alger, Jr
Invest only where your investment will be under your own personal supervision, or that of a known and trusted friend.
"The Choctaw Freedmen" by Robert Elliott Flickinger
These properties, it must be remembered, represented investments, and he drew rent from most of them.
"A Life of William Shakespeare with portraits and facsimiles" by Sidney Lee
He drew out the whole sum and invested it in shares of the United States Bank.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
Invest your money in wool, and it brings you a return of 50 per cent.
"The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)" by John West

In poetry:

I formed a company or two -
(Of course I don't know what the rest meant,
I formed them solely with a view
To help him to a sound investment).
"The Folly of Brown -" by William Schwenck Gilbert
We march to death singing our deathless songs,
Like Knights invested with a purpose high,
Towards a flaming barrier of wrongs-
To show how freemen live, how freemen die.
"The Song of the Crusaders" by John William Streets
I am no longer what I was;
My nature is the pictured glass,
Where he who lived lives on and on;
All ye who loved him, ye may see
His spirits still investing me,
As moonlight but reflects the sun.
"Perfect Union" by Mathilde Blind
Then I noticed the sombre garments she wore,
And I knew the grim reaper had gathered her flower
'Twas the sense of the heart-crushing sorrow she bore,
Invested that name with such marvellous power.
"Claude" by John Hartley
THES. Lor' bless you, don't distress yourself about that. I've a
very good company, used to take long parts on the shortest
notice. Invest us with your powers and we'll fill your places
till you return.
"Thespis: Act I" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Now, alas! no more do these invest thee
With the dignity of whilom gladness!
They--unto whose hearts thou once confessed thee
Of thy dreams--now know thee not! and sadness
Sits beside thee where forgot dost rest thee.
"A Fallen Beech" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

In making an investment, you should invest only the amount of money you can afford to lose.
The agency invests in training employees, but when they leave, the investment is lost.
San Diego dentists Dr Valeri Sacknoff and Dr W Robbi Wilson of Pomerado Cosmetic Dentistry believe that investing in the latest dental technology is one of the best ways to invest in their clients.
Many of Heim's clients were elderly, investing large portions of their retirement savings to purchase the coins as an investment.Â.
But Kitzhaber said the bill would allow him to enter into qualifying investment contracts with any company committing to a minimum of 500 jobs and $150 million in capital investment over five years.
Although a relatively small portion of the overall investment in processing plants, automation systems can have a large impact on operational performance and return on investment throughout the lifecycle of the facility.
He worked for more than 30 years in the investment industry, including as the Investment Council 's deputy state investment officer before retiring in 1999.
Fidelity Investments is trimming fees at its largest index mutual funds, a move that follows recent investment fee cuts at several industry rivals.
Because product cycles manifest themselves at the top line, we believe investing in diagnostic companies is more about the top line and identifying companies that invest in their product offerings at least every three to five years.
You probably have a lot of investment ideas, based on what you know about investments. Real Estate IRA Investments Outpacing all Other IRA Investments for Self- Directed IRA Investors, According to IRA Financial Group Report.
What percentage of my 401(k) and other investments should be invested in international funds.
ARDC seeks to provide an attractive level of total return primarily through current income and, secondarily, through capital appreciation, by investing primarily in a broad, dynamically managed portfolio of credit investments.
"Given what we saw out of Wells and JP Morgan, I'd expect banks to come in around the same," said Rex Macey, chief investment officer at Wilmington Trust Investment Advisers.
Investing in the stock market and investing in a marriage: Are there similarities.

In science:

In order to preserve our investment, the CAMAC in the transport line will remain.
A Prototype of Upgrading Bepc Control System
Gruber, Modern Portfolio Theory and Investment Analysis (J.
Portfolio Optimization and the Random Magnet Problem
The investications in this directions are under study.
On the Hopf Structure of W(2) Algebra and N=1 Superconformal Algebra in the Ope Language
In particular, financial covariance matrices are the key input parameters to Markowitz’s classical portfolio selection problem which forms the basis of modern investment theory.
Exponential Weighting and Random-Matrix-Theory-Based Filtering of Financial Covariance Matrices for Portfolio Optimization
Simulations for longer ”investment periods” (larger T2) showed very similar results.
Exponential Weighting and Random-Matrix-Theory-Based Filtering of Financial Covariance Matrices for Portfolio Optimization