Definition of 'invest'
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To move forward as a business and be able to invest and buy better players. The Sun (2016)Businesses are calling on the government to invest in universal childcare. Times, Sunday Times (2016)So how do get the most value for the money we invest? Smithsonian Mag (2017)Yet many energy companies have invested heavily in installing meters in thousands of homes. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is selling assets to free up money to invest. The Sun (2016)Those high in this need invest more time in relationships and report more positive reactions when being around people. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You feel that you're investing in a government scheme. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The focus should be on providing farms of all sizes with the capital to invest in more productive equipment and training to use it. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Forestry Environmental scams have been big business because many people like the idea of investing in something that is good. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This has intensified calls for the government to invest more in safe cycle routes. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We have a lot of money invested in concrete. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This means that the overall incentive for companies to invest in energy efficiency measures will be reduced. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They want to see the best return on their invested capital. LIVING ON THE FAULT LINE, REVISED EDITION (2002)Would it not more be rational to invest in something with a more certain return? Times, Sunday Times (2012)YOU'RE going to have to invest some serious time on this one. The Sun (2011)Their security was invested in his government. Christianity Today (2000)There has been a lot of money invested so there is huge expectation. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The process of offsetting usually means investing in clean energy or environmental projects. Times, Sunday Times (2006)They invested their capital and lived off the interest. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But we have a hard time investing time to do that planning. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But government needs to invest in training for horticulture and schools could do much more. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He invested money in a business set up to help young musicians. The Sun (2014)The return on the capital invested is simply the profit as a proportion of the initial outlay. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)Think about investing in something that will last. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Both arguments promote taking the time to invest in homegrown skills and services. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Businesses are cautious about investing and government spending is cut. Times, Sunday Times (2012)People could be nervous to invest in buy to let when it is subject to such a changing landscape. Times, Sunday Times (2015)British athletes have unquestionably benefited from the fact that few other nations invest public money as heavily or systematically. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We offer some tips, from investing to buying your holiday money. Times, Sunday Times (2009)People will buy houses, invest for their future or just go shopping. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The second is where to invest your energy - reinforcing the strengths or defeating the weaknesses. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'invest'
British English: invest /ɪnˈvɛst/ VERB
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 buying shares or property.
They intend to invest directly in shares.
He wants advice on how to invest the money.
- American English: invest
- Arabic: يَسْتَثْمِرُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: investir
- Chinese: 投资
- Croatian: ulagati
- Czech: investovat
- Danish: investere
- Dutch: investeren
- European Spanish: invertir dinero
- Finnish: sijoittaa
- French: investir
- German: investieren
- Greek: επενδύω
- Italian: investire
- Japanese: 投資する
- Korean: 투자하다
- Norwegian: investere
- Polish: zainwestować
- European Portuguese: investir
- Romanian: a investi
- Russian: инвестировать
- Spanish: invertir emplear
- Swedish: investera
- Thai: ลงทุน
- Turkish: yatırım yapmak
- Ukrainian: інвестувати
- Vietnamese: đầu tư
Definition of invest from the Collins English Dictionary
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