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English definition of “invest”

invest

verb [I or T]     /ɪnˈvest/
FINANCE to buy something that you think will go up in value , for example shares or property , in order to make a profit : It's a good time to invest.invest in sth He's not certain whether to invest in the property market .invest sth in sth The fund has invested 65% of its assets in shares . We advise our clients on how to invest wisely .
FINANCE, BANKING to put money into a bank account , buy insurance , etc. so that you can receive interest or other payments : invest (sth) in sth You can invest up to £5,200 a year in a high-interest savings account .
to put money , effort , time , etc. into something in order to improve it or get an advantage : invest sth in sth The company plans to invest $325 million in its new plant .fully/heavily invested in sth Generations ago, the government was more heavily invested in higher education . invest time and effort / energy / money in sth
(Definition of invest verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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