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invest verb

ADV. heavily The company invested heavily in new technology. | directly 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.

PREP. in encouraging people to invest in pension plans | with Her savings are invested with a building society.