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To put money into financial schemes with the expectation of achieving a profit
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“Investors invest in stocks for two main reasons. The first one which is the most known is dividend. The second reason is price appreciation for stocks.”
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To give or spend money on something, especially for some benefit or purpose
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“Not only did the company invest money in the campaign, but it was also actually responsible for writing the ballot proposition.”
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To spend time or energy on something, especially for some benefit or purpose
“Contributors invest great effort in the project, and they invest equally in the presentation because they want their colleagues to give serious consideration to their work.”
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To formally give (someone) some power or authority
“It is not likely that Congress would invest him with the power of a dictator.”
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To inaugurate into an office or an organization, especially ceremonially
“The Prime Minister's government advised the Queen to invest him to the rank of an Honorary Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath.”
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To imbue someone or something with a particular quality or attribute
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“A passionate nature such as his was bound to respond to the beauty of this queen whose eventful history seemed to invest her with a special aura.”
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To bless or favor with a certain quality or attribute
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“Nature would invest him with the strength of an ox.”
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To surround and besiege a place or structure
“It has been reported that some 3000 to 5000 warriors were assembled to invest the fort.”
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(somewhat rare) To dress in (especially fine) clothes
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“She proceeded to divest Mrs. Roberts of her house-costume, and invest her with her walking-dress.”
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(rare) To cover or wrap around tightly or closely
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“Moors by his side under the lee, while night Invest the sea, and wished morn delays.”
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To set up, establish or initiate (something)
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To pledge, give or set aside (resources) to another or for future use
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To use or expend, especially carelessly or wastefully
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Save, store up
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To surround
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Invest in stocks, property, or other ventures in the hope of gain but with the risk of loss
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To place something over or upon, as to conceal or protect
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