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English definition of “invest”

invest

verb     /ɪnˈvest/
MONEY [I, T] B2 to give money to a bank , business , etc , or buy something, because you hope to get a profit : He's invested over a million euros in the city's waterfront restoration project .Investing money
TIME/EFFORT [T] B2 to use a lot of time , effort , or emotions because you want to succeed : I think she invests too much time and energy in her career .Trying and making an effortEffort and expending energy
(Definition of invest verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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