English - Vietnamese Dictionary
invest /in'vest/Concise Dictionary
- ngoại động từ
- đầu tư
- to invest capital in some indertaking: đầu tư vốn vào một việc kinh doanh
- trao (quyền) cho; dành (quyền) cho
- khoác (áo...) cho, mặc (áo) cho
- truyền cho (ai) (đức tính...)
- làm lễ nhậm chức cho (ai)
- (quân sự) bao vây, phong toả (một thành phố...)
+make an investment
+give qualities or abilities to
+furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors
+provide with power and authority
+place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position
Advanced English Dictionary
1 venture, lay out, put in, sink:
She was persuaded to invest her life savings in unit trusts.
2 devote, allot, spend, contribute, supply, provide:
We have invested a lot of time in cleaning up local government.
3 install or instal, inaugurate, induct, initiate, instate, establish, ordain, swear in, seat:
He will be invested with the Order of Merit on Tuesday.
+ verbCollocation Dictionary
1 ~ (sth) (in sth) to buy property, shares in a company, etc. in the hope of making a profit: [V] Now is a good time to invest in the property market. + [VN] He invested his life savings in his daughter's business.
2 ~ (sth) (in / on sth) (of an organization or government, etc.) to spend money on sth in order to make it better or more successful: [V] The government has invested heavily in public transport. + [VN] The college has invested $2 million on a new conference hall. [also VN to inf]
3 ~ sth (in sth / in doing sth) to spend time, energy, effort, etc. on sth that you think is good or useful: [VN] She had invested all her adult life in the relationship. [also VN -ing]
4 [VN] ~ sb (with sth)
~ sb (as sth) (formal) to give sb power or authority, especially as part of their job: The new position invested her with a good deal of responsibility. + The interview was broadcast on the same day he was invested as President.
See also - INVESTITURE
Phrasal Verbs: invest in sth (informal, often humorous) to buy sth that is expensive but useful: Don't you think it's about time you invested in a new coat?
invest sb/sth with sth (formal) to make sb/sth seem to have a particular quality: Being a model invests her with a certain glamour.
The company invested heavily in new technology.
If you invest directly in the stock market potential profits are greater, but so are potential losses.
| carefully, safely, wisely | tax-free
We can invest your money tax-free abroad.
| abroad, overseas
VERB + INVEST
be willing to
Are you willing to invest the time and effort necessary to make the scheme work?
| look to, plan to, seek to
investors looking to invest in US companies
| decide to | rush to
When exchange controls were lifted Swedes rushed to invest abroad.
| fail to
The industry has failed to invest in new product development.
encouraging people to invest in pension plans
Her savings are invested with a building society.
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