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1. 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.

2. To put on. Can not find one this girdle to invest. (Spenser)

3. 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. (Shak)

4. To surround, accompany, or attend. Awe such as must always invest the spectacle of the guilt. (Hawthorne)

5. To confer; to give. It investeth a right of government. (Bacon)

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

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

Origin: L. Investire, investitum; pref. In- in _ vestire to clothe, fr. Vestis clothing: cf. F. Investir. See Vest.

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