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verb [intransitive/transitive] business invest pronunciation in American English /ɪnˈvest/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyinvest
he/she/itinvests
present participleinvesting
past tenseinvested
past participleinvested
  1. to use your money with the goal of making a profit from it, for example by buying property or buying stock in a company

    How much do you have to invest?

    invest in:

    He began investing in the stock market at an early age.

    invest something in something:

    Banks and private individuals invested $20 million in the deal.

    invest heavily (=invest a lot of money):

    We've invested heavily in foreign markets.

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