invest

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invest is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
invest

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
invest

Third-person singular
invests

Past tense
invested

Past participle
invested

Present participle
investing

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you invest your money, you use your money to make more money.
    IBM may invest new money in the company.
    If you invested heavily in Internet companies in the 90s, you made a lot of money.
  2. (transitive & intransitive) If you invest in something, you spend time or money to make it better.
    The province has invested $20 million to improve transportation in cities.
    She invested all her spare time to make her small business succeed.
  3. (transitive) If you invest someone with a power, you give it to them.
  4. (transitive) If something invests someone with a quality, it makes them appear to have that quality.
    His white hair invested him with a sense of intelligence.

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