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Etymology 1

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] investio, from in- + vestire ‘clothe’.

Verb

Infinitive
to invest

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to invest (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (dated) To clothe or wrap (with garments).
  2. To envelop, wrap, cover.
    • 1667: Night / Invests the Sea, and wished Morn delayes — John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book 1, ll. 207-8
  3. To commit money or capital in the hope of financial gain.
  4. To spend money, time, or energy into something, especially for some benefit or purpose.
    We'd like to thank all the contributors who have invested countless hours into this event.
  5. To ceremonially install someone in some office.
  6. To formally give someone some power or authority.
  7. To lay siege to.
  8. (intransitive): To make investments.
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Etymology 2

From investigate, by shortening

Noun

Singular
invest

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

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