invest

[ in-vest ]
/ ɪnˈvɛst /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to invest money; make an investment: to invest in oil stock.

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Origin of invest

1525–35; < Medieval Latin investīre to install, invest (money), surround, clothe in, Latin: to clothe in, equivalent to in- in-2 + vestīre to clothe, derivative of vestis garment; see vest

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British Dictionary definitions for invest

invest
/ (ɪnˈvɛst) /

verb

Derived forms of invest

investable or investible, adjectiveinvestor, noun

Word Origin for invest

C16: from Medieval Latin investīre to clothe, from Latin, from vestīre, from vestis a garment
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