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invest

verb [I or T] uk   /ɪnˈvest/ us  
B2 to put money, effort, time, etc. into something to make a profit or get an advantage: The institute will invest five million in the project. He's not certain whether to invest in the property market. You have all invested significant amounts of time and energy in making this project the success that it is.
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