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Invent vs. Invest

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  • Invent (verb)

    To design a new process or mechanism.

    "After weeks of hard work, I invented a new way to alphabetize matchbooks."

  • Invent (verb)

    To create something fictional for a particular purpose.

    "I knew I had to invent an excuse, and quickly."

    "We need a name to put in this form, so let's just invent one."

    "make up"

  • Invent (verb)

    To come upon; to find; to discover.

  • Invest (verb)

    To spend money, time, or energy on something, especially for some benefit or purpose; used with in.

    "We'd like to thank all the contributors who have invested countless hours into this event."

  • Invest (verb)

    To clothe or wrap (with garments).

  • Invest (verb)

    To put on (clothing).

  • Invest (verb)

    To envelop, wrap, cover.

  • Invest (verb)

    To commit money or capital in the hope of financial gain.

  • Invest (verb)

    To ceremonially install someone in some office.

  • Invest (verb)

    To formally give (someone) some power or authority.

  • Invest (verb)

    To formally give (power or authority).

  • Invest (verb)

    To surround, accompany, or attend.

  • Invest (verb)

    To lay siege to.

    "to invest a town"

  • Invest (verb)

    To make investments.

  • Invest (verb)

    To prepare for lost wax casting by creating an investment mold (a mixture of a silica sand and plaster).

  • Invest (verb)

    To be involved in; to form strong attachments to.

  • Invest (noun)

    An unnamed tropical weather pattern "to investigate" for development into a significant (named) system.

Wiktionary
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  • Invent

    To come or light upon; to meet; to find.

  • Invent

    To discover, as by study or inquiry; to find out; to devise; to contrive or produce for the first time; - applied commonly to the discovery of some serviceable mode, instrument, or machine.

  • Invent

    To frame by the imagination; to fabricate mentally; to forge; - in a good or a bad sense; as, to invent the machinery of a poem; to invent a falsehood.

  • Invest

    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.

  • Invest

    To put on.

  • Invest

    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.

  • Invest

    To surround, accompany, or attend.

  • Invest

    To confer; to give.

  • Invest

    To inclose; to surround or hem in with troops, so as to intercept reinforcements of men and provisions and prevent escape; to lay siege to; as, to invest a town.

  • Invest

    To lay out (money or capital) in business with the view of obtaining an income or profit; as, to invest money in bank stock.

  • Invest

    To expend (time, money, or other resources) with a view to obtaining some benefit of value in excess of that expended, or to achieve a useful pupose; as, to invest a lot of time in teaching one's children.

  • Invest (verb)

    To make an investment; as, to invest in stocks; - usually followed by in.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Invent (verb)

    come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or priciple) after a mental effort;

    "excogitate a way to measure the speed of light"

  • Invent (verb)

    make up something artificial or untrue

  • Invest (verb)

    make an investment;

    "Put money into bonds"

  • Invest (verb)

    give qualities or abilities to

  • Invest (verb)

    furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors

  • Invest (verb)

    provide with power and authority;

    "They vested the council with special rights"

  • Invest (verb)

    place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position;

    "there was a ceremony to induct the president of the Academy"

Princeton's WordNet
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