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invest

[ in-vest ]
/ ɪnˈvɛst /
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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

First recorded in 1525–35; from Old Italian investire, from Medieval Latin investīre “to install, invest (money), surround, clothe in,” Latin: “to clothe, deck, adorn,” equivalent to in- prefix + vestīre “to clothe, dress,” derivative of vestis “clothes, garment”; see in-2, vest
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British Dictionary definitions for invest

invest
/ (ɪnˈvɛst) /

verb

investable or investible, adjectiveinvestor, noun
C16: from Medieval Latin investīre to clothe, from Latin, from vestīre, from vestis a garment
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