Synonyms of invest in English:


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1‘he invested in a cotton mill’


put money into, sink money into, lay out money on, plough money into

provide capital for, spend money on, fund, back, finance, underwrite, subsidize, support, pay for

buy into, buy shares in, buy a stake in, take a stake in

informal get a piece of, splash out on

2‘they invested £18 million to redesign their retail outlets’


spend, expend, lay out, put in, plough in, use up, devote

venture, speculate, risk, gamble

contribute, donate, give

3‘the words were invested with as much sarcasm as she could muster’


imbue, infuse, perfuse, charge, steep, saturate, suffuse, pervade, fill, endow

4‘by virtue of the powers invested in me, I grant your request’


vest in, endow in, confer on, bestow on, grant to, entrust to, give to, consign to, put in someone's hands

5‘bishops whom the king had invested’


admit to office, instate, install, induct, swear in

ordain, anoint

crown, enthrone

6‘he proceeded to invest the fort of Arcot’


besiege, lay siege to, beleaguer, beset, surround, enclose