v. put clothe on, as with office or authority; place in possession of rank, dignity, or estate; endow; lay out money or capital in business
You had better let me invest it along with your six thousand, because if you take it you'll spend it.
Sentence in Classic:
Now, it was not really difficult, by an inspection of the groove between your left forefinger and thumb, to feel sure that you did NOT propose to invest your small capital in the gold fields.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
People in Nantucket invest their money in whaling vessels, the same way that you do yours in approved state stocks bringing in good interest.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
The qualifications which frequently invest the facade of a prison with far more dignity than is found in the facade of a palace double its size lent to this heath a sublimity in which spots renowned for beauty of the accepted kind are utterly wanting.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy Context
I had often heard him complain of the disproportion of his rank with his fortune; and I advised him to invest all he had in an annuity.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
The very first Sunday they had all been taken to mass; and poor as they were, Elzbieta had felt it advisable to invest a little of her resources in a representation of the babe of Bethlehem, made in plaster, and painted in brilliant colors.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair Context
A brief anger had often invested him but he had never been able to make it an abiding passion and had always felt himself passing out of it as if his very body were being divested with ease of some outer skin or peel.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context