Synonyms of 'invest'
1 spendDictionary, expend, advance
When people buy houses they're investing a lot of money.
2 chargeDictionary, fill, steep
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.
3 empowerDictionary, provide, charge
The constitution had invested him with certain powers.
4 installDictionary, establish, ordain
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 was ordained as a priest in 1982.
He had himself crowned as Emperor.
The new president will be inaugurated on January 20.
Six new members have been inducted into the Cabinet.
5 besiegeDictionary, surround, enclose
6 clotheDictionary, dress, deck
phrasal verbinvest in something
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a priest arrayed in white vestments
They authorized him to use force if necessary.
Thesaurus for invest from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you invest in something, or if you invest a sum of money, you use your money in a way that you hope will increase its value , for example by paying it into a bank , or buying shares or property .