verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of invest
Examples from the Web for invested
They have experimented with new products and have invested millions into aggressive marketing and promotion.House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama|Jeff Campagna|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Another of the companies in which Alexander invested at the time also drew the attention of Chinese cyberspies.
But they were not making enough profits, as the rate of growth had slowed as Brazil invested in the welfare of its own people.What Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff Can Teach Hillary Clinton|Heather Arnet|October 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The question is, how invested are you in the characters who are left standing?‘Homeland’ Season 4: A Stripped-Down and Surprisingly Badass Return to Form|Marlow Stern|September 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is a legitimately scary idea for people who are invested in things staying the way that they are.
Why, woodcuts, penny and all, are as much lost to you as if you had invested your money in gossamer.
Mr. Barrett's fortune was invested in sugar-plantations in Jamaica.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 2 of 14|Elbert Hubbard
But there never would have been a parson among them but for the failure of the company in which Mr. Tudor's money was invested.Uncle Max|Rosa Nouchette Carey
She did not want to leave my father, who was also a dancer and general acrobat, so they invested their savings in a small circus.The Autobiography of a Clown|Isaac Frederick Marcosson
We have just heard that Fritz has finished his first month of probation, and has been invested with the frock of the novice.Chronicles of the Schonberg-Cotta Family|Elizabeth Rundle Charles
British Dictionary definitions for invested
Word Origin for invest
Word Origin and History for invested
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.