invest
in·vest 1 /in-'vest/ vt [Medieval Latin investire, from Latin, to clothe, from in- in + vestis garment]
1: to install in an office or position
2 a: to furnish with or formally grant power or authority
b: to grant someone control or authority over: vest
invest 2 vb [Italian investire to clothe, invest money, from Latin, to clothe]
vt
1: to commit (money) in order to earn a financial return
2: to make use of for future benefits or advantages
vi: to commit funds or purchase something of intrinsic value for future gain: make an investment
— often used with in
invest ing in precious metals
in·ves·tor n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

invest
I (fund) verb advance, back, buy into, buy stock, deal in futures, employ capital, finance, gamble, infuse funds, lay out, lend, lend on security, loan, make an investment, occupare, outlay, play the market, ponere, provide capital, provide money, put out at interest, put up, risk, risk one's money, sink, speculate, sponsor, support, venture associated concepts: invest capital II (vest) verb appoint, authorize, charge, charter, commission, confer power, deferre, delegate, depute, empower, enable, endow with authority, entrust, furnish with rank, give a mandate, give authority, give power, granl authority, grant power, inaugurate, induct, install, instate, institute, license, mandare, name, nominate, ordain, peimit, privilege, put in commission, sanction III index admit (give access), allow (authorize), assign (designate), bequeath, bestow, capitalize (provide capital), clothe, commit (entrust), confer (give), constitute (establish), contribute (supply), delegate, deposit (submit to a bank), embrace (encircle), empower, enable, endue, enshroud, finance, induct, instate, lend, repose (place), speculate (chance), spend, supply, vest

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


invest
v.
(1) To spend money on an enterprise in the hope that it will result in a profit; to give time or energy to a cause in the hope that it will generate good results.
See also investment
(2) To bestow on someone an office or a right.
(3) In feudal times, to bestow a grant of land on someone in a ceremony called investiture.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


invest
To contribute money to a business venture, or to buy property or securities, with the intention and expectation of making a profit.
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations → Business Accounting, Bookkeeping & Finances
Category: Business Cash Flow Problems & Bankruptcy
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations → Business Tax & Deductions
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations → LLCs, Corporations, Partnerships, etc.
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations → Buying or Selling a Business
Category: Personal Finance & Retirement → Taxes → Tax Audits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


invest
v.
1 To grant authority.
2 To place money in an income-producing opportunity.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

invest
v.
   to put money into a business or buy property or securities for the purpose of eventually obtaining a profit. This is distinguished from a gift or a loan made merely to accommodate a friend or taking a complete gamble.
   See also: investment

Law dictionary. . 2013.

Synonyms:
, , / (as with authority or power), / (as money) / , , , ,


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