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Invent vs. Invest

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Inventverb

To design a new process or mechanism.

‘After weeks of hard work, I invented a new way to alphabetize matchbooks.’;

Investverb

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.’;

Inventverb

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.’;

Investverb

To clothe or wrap (with garments).

Inventverb

(obsolete) To come upon; to find; to discover.

Investverb

To put on (clothing).

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Inventverb

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

‘And vowed never to return again,Till him alive or dead she did invent.’;

Investverb

To envelop, wrap, cover.

Inventverb

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.

‘Thus first Necessity invented stools.’;

Investverb

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

Inventverb

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.

‘Whate'er his cruel malice could invent.’; ‘He had invented some circumstances, and put the worst possible construction on others.’;

Investverb

To ceremonially install someone in some office.

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Inventverb

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

‘excogitate a way to measure the speed of light’;

Investverb

To formally give (someone) some power or authority.

Inventverb

make up something artificial or untrue

Investverb

To formally give (power or authority).

Investverb

To surround, accompany, or attend.

Investverb

To lay siege to.

‘to invest a town’;

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Investverb

(intransitive) To make investments.

Investverb

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

Investverb

(intransitive) To be involved in; to form strong attachments to.

Investnoun

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

Investverb

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.

Investverb

To put on.

‘Can not find one this girdle to invest.’;

Investverb

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.

‘I do invest you jointly with my power.’;

Investverb

To surround, accompany, or attend.

‘Awe such as must always invest the spectacle of the guilt.’;

Investverb

To confer; to give.

‘It investeth a right of government.’;

Investverb

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.

Investverb

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

Investverb

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.

Investverb

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

Investverb

make an investment;

‘Put money into bonds’;

Investverb

give qualities or abilities to

Investverb

furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors

Investverb

provide with power and authority;

‘They vested the council with special rights’;

Investverb

place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position;

‘there was a ceremony to induct the president of the Academy’;

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