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phrasal verb [transitive] [usually passive] formal
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyinvest with
he/she/itinvests with
present participleinvesting with
past tenseinvested with
past participleinvested with
  1. 1
    invest something/someone with something to give something or someone a particular quality

    Nature has invested these animals with a capacity for not showing fear.

  2. 2
    invest something/someone with something to give a person or organization power, influence, or authority

    The Secret Service is invested with the authority to guard the president and his family.

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to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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