verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of invest
Examples from the Web for invest
The idea to invest in their own hair company came from Miko after seeing how clients at their salon responded to her natural hair.Goodbye To A Natural Hair Guru: Miss Jessie's Cofounder Titi Branch Dead At 45|Danielle Belton|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Others are here to invest in artists with promising reputations, and thus the possibility of future ROI.Sneer and Clothing in Miami: Inside The $3 Billion Woodstock of Contemporary Art|Jay Michaelson|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We should invest in new leaders, new conversations and new collaborations.
I want to invest in the future and the Republicans are stuck in the past.
“San Miguel is a very small place and when someone shows up to invest lots of money, everyone hears about it,” he said.
We will have Eastern visitors here by the thousands—capitalists—men with money to invest.The Octopus|Frank Norris
But would this work advance the cause of forgery, and tend to invest it with the quality of truth?
He was planning on winding up somewhere important and to do it he had to invest his years properly.Measure for a Loner|James Judson Harmon
I push on the end of the hog's bristle, which continues to invest the polype.Country Walks of a Naturalist with His Children|W. Houghton
Take a bank with one hundred thousand dollars to invest in government bonds as a basis for its issuance of currency.
British Dictionary definitions for invest
Word Origin for invest
Word Origin and History for invest
late 14c., "to clothe in the official robes of an office," from Latin investire "to clothe in, cover, surround," from in "in, into" (see in- (2)) + vestire "to dress, clothe" (see wear). The meaning "use money to produce profit" first attested 1610s in connection with the East Indies trade, and is probably a borrowing of Italian investire (13c.) from the same Latin root, via the notion of giving one's capital a new form. The military meaning "to besiege" is from c.1600. Related: Invested; investing.