Synonyms of 'invest'
to devote (time or effort to a project)When people buy houses they're investing a lot of money.
to credit or provide (a person with qualities)The buildings are invested with a nations's history.
a performance that was charged with energy
The barn was filled with the smell of hay.
If the filter has been saturated with motor oil, discard it.
Herbs have been used for centuries to endow a whole range of foods with subtle flavours.
the corruption that pervades every stratum of society
A strange spirit infused the place.
He is able to imbue his listeners with enthusiasm.
A dull red flash suffused Selby's face.
to give power or authority toThe constitution had invested him with certain powers.
to install someone (in an official position)He was invested as a paramount chief of a district tribe.
A new Catholic bishop was installed yesterday.
They established the school in 1989.
Her brother had been ordained as a priest.
He had himself crowned as Emperor.
inaugurate, , , ,
The new president will be inaugurated on January 20.
Six new members have been inducted into the Cabinet.
6 (verb) (archaic)
See invest in something
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in the sense of array
to dress in rich clothing
a priest arrayed in white vestments
in the sense of authorize
to give authority to
They authorized him to use force if necessary.
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