Antonyms of verb invest

2 of 5 senses of invest

Sense 1
invest, put, commit, place -- (make an investment; "Put money into bonds")
       Antonym of divest (Sense 3)
      => divest, disinvest -- (reduce or dispose of; cease to hold (an investment); "The company decided to divest"; "the board of trustees divested $20 million in real estate property"; "There was pressure on the university to disinvest in South Africa")

Sense 4
invest, vest, enthrone -- (provide with power and authority; "They vested the council with special rights")
       Antonym of divest (Sense 2)
      => divest, disinvest -- (deprive of status or authority; "he was divested of his rights and his title"; "They disinvested themselves of their rights")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb invest

5 senses of invest

Sense 1
invest, put, commit, place -- (make an investment; "Put money into bonds")
       => spend, expend, drop -- (pay out; "spend money")

Sense 2
endow, indue, gift, empower, invest, endue -- (give qualities or abilities to)
       => enable -- (render capable or able for some task; "This skill will enable you to find a job on Wall Street"; "The rope enables you to secure yourself when you climb the mountain")

Sense 3
invest, clothe, adorn -- (furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors)
       => equip, fit, fit out, outfit -- (provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose; "The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities")

Sense 4
invest, vest, enthrone -- (provide with power and authority; "They vested the council with special rights")
       => install, instal -- (put into an office or a position; "the new president was installed immediately after the election")

Sense 5
induct, invest, seat -- (place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position; "there was a ceremony to induct the president of the Academy")
       => install, instal -- (put into an office or a position; "the new president was installed immediately after the election")

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