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Synonyms for invest

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. invest, put, commit, place(verb)

    make an investment

    "Put money into bonds"

    dedicate, seat, institutionalize, empower, put, endue, localize, perpetrate, intrust, trust, commit, enthrone, target, vest, post, station, place, frame, point, come in, gift, position, grade, arrange, adorn, assign, pull, lay, institutionalise, give, aim, cast, devote, redact, couch, identify, direct, charge, practice, endow, indue, site, set up, confide, rank, consecrate, rate, clothe, send, induct, entrust, come out, set, order, locate, pose, localise, range

    divest, disinvest

  2. endow, indue, gift, empower, invest, endue(verb)

    give qualities or abilities to

    vest, put, endue, induct, adorn, authorize, place, clothe, enthrone, dower, endow, present, gift, give, empower, indue, commit, authorise, seat

    divest, disinvest

  3. invest, clothe, adorn(verb)

    furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors

    put, endue, induct, habilitate, robe, tog, adorn, apparel, grace, deck, decorate, place, clothe, enthrone, beautify, endow, garb, gift, empower, vest, dress, indue, fit out, enclothe, raiment, commit, garment, cloak, seat, drape, embellish, ornament

    disinvest, divest

  4. invest, vest, enthrone(verb)

    provide with power and authority

    "They vested the council with special rights"

    put, endue, induct, robe, adorn, place, clothe, enthrone, endow, gift, empower, vest, indue, commit, seat, throne

    disinvest, divest

  5. induct, invest, seat(verb)

    place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position

    "there was a ceremony to induct the president of the Academy"

    put, endue, induct, adorn, place, clothe, enthrone, endow, gift, empower, vest, sit, indue, commit, seat, initiate, induce, sit down

    divest, disinvest

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. invest(v. a.)

    clothe, dress, array

  2. invest(v. a.)

    endow (as with authority or power), endue

  3. invest(v. a.)

    put at interest (as money)

  4. invest(v. a.)

    (Mil.) enclose, surround, besiege, lay siege to

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "invest":

    investing, investment, reverse, investments, invests, investhk, invert, spend, invested, devote

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How to use invest in a sentence?

  1. Elliot Hentov:

    A lot of sovereign wealth funds are now ageing and that matters for how you approach asset allocation as when you're scaling up your fund you're more likely to simply follow an existing template, i.e. mirror your peers, there's also an issue of scale. As funds get larger that can provide a constraint on the markets they want to invest in. You can still make selective contrarian bets but your portfolio is likely to be more fixed.

  2. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau:

    A big piece of that is going to be understanding the leveraging capacity that we have, we will be trying to make it an attractive pitch for pension funds to decide to invest in. There is a lot of opportunity for global capital.

  3. Chua Hak Bin:

    There's some risk that businesses, instead of increasing investments to raise productivity, are choosing not to invest and not to expand resident headcount.

  4. Peter DeFazio:

    They have no plan, they are ideologically divided between those who would like to invest in infrastructure and those who would pretend to invest in infrastructure.

  5. Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter:

    Product sales are Amazon's bread, but AWS is its butter, wall Street analysts delivered a pretty large profit, we expected a loss... Wall Street analysts exercised discipline and did not invest in new consumer electronic product launches.

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