invest


invest
invest in‧vest [ɪnˈvest] verb [intransitive, transitive] FINANCE
1. to buy shares, bonds, property etc in order to make a profit:

• People are so pessimistic about the future that they won't invest at the moment.

• The Singapore government is interested in investing abroad.

invest in

• The fund had invested heavily in risky assets like junk bonds.

2. to save money in a high interest bank account or to buy an insurance policy that pays Bonuses:

• Before investing, investors should ask about the financial soundness of the company that issues the annuity.

3. to spend money on things that will make a business more successful and profitable:

• It is investing some $60 million to maintain its edge in technology.

invest in

• The company has been investing hundreds of millions of dollars in new production facilities.

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invest UK US /ɪnˈvest/ verb [I or T]
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.

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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.

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invest time and effort/energy/money in sth

See Note INVESTMENT(Cf. ↑investment)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

Synonyms:
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