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.