invest - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive/transitive] business 

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present tense
present participleinvesting
past tenseinvested
past participleinvested
  1. to use your money with the aim of making a profit from it, for example by buying property or buying shares 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 scheme.

    invest heavily (=invest a lot of money):

    We’ve invested heavily in foreign markets.