"invests" in the verb sense
1. invest, put, commit, place
make an investment
"Put money into bonds"
2. endow, indue, gift, empower, invest, endue
give qualities or abilities to
3. invest, clothe, adorn
furnish with power or authority of kings or emperors
4. invest, vest, enthrone
provide with power and authority
"They vested the council with special rights"
5. induct, invest, seat
place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position
"there was a ceremony to induct the president of the Academy"
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