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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Invest  \In*vest"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Invested};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Investing}.]  [L.  investire,  investitum  pref.  in-  in  + 
  vestire  to  clothe,  fr  vestis  clothing:  cf  F.  investir.  See 
  {Vest}.] 
  1.  To  put  garments  on  to  clothe;  to  dress;  to  array;  -- 
  opposed  to  {divest}.  Usually  followed  by  with  sometimes 
  by  in  as  to  invest  one  with  a  robe. 
 
  2.  To  put  on  [Obs.] 
 
  Can  not  find  one  this  girdle  to  invest.  --Spenser. 
 
  3.  To  clothe,  as  with  office  or  authority;  to  place  in 
  possession  of  rank,  dignity,  or  estate;  to  endow;  to 
  adorn;  to  grace;  to  bedeck;  as  to  invest  with  honor  or 
  glory;  to  invest  with  an  estate. 
 
  I  do  invest  you  jointly  with  my  power.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  surround,  accompany,  or  attend. 
 
  Awe  such  as  must  always  invest  the  spectacle  of  the 
  guilt.  --Hawthorne. 
 
  5.  To  confer;  to  give  [R.] 
 
  It  investeth  a  right  of  government.  --Bacon. 
 
  6.  (Mil.)  To  inclose;  to  surround  of  hem  in  with  troops,  so 
  as  to  intercept  succors  of  men  and  provisions  and  prevent 
  escape;  to  lay  siege  to  as  to  invest  a  town. 
 
  7.  To  lay  out  (money  or  capital)  in  business  with  the  ?iew  of 
  obtaining  an  income  or  profit;  as  to  invest  money  in  bank 
  stock. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  invested 
  adj  :  officially  endowed  with  authority  or  power;  "by  the 
  Constitution...the  president  is  invested  with 
  certain...powers"-  John  Marshall  [syn:  {invested  with}] 




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