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invest in someone or something

to put resources into someone or something in hopes of increasing the value of the person or thing. (The emphasis is on the act of investing.) We invested in Tom, and we have every right to expect a lot from him. She invested in junk bonds heavily.
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invest someone's time in something

Fig. to put one's time, effort, or energy into a project. Mary invests her time in charity work. I invested five weeks of my time building this model ship.
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invest someone with something

to endow someone with something, such as power or privilege. The constitution invests the vice president with the authority to act on the president's behalf in certain conditions. The state has invested me with the authority to unite this couple in marriage.
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invest something in someone or something

1. to put money, time, effort, etc., into someone or something, hoping for a return. We will invest time and effort in Fred and make him into a recording star. Sharon invested a lot of money in the stock market.
2. to place power or authority under control of someone or something. The constitution has invested certain powers in the federal government and left the rest to the states. The law invests the power to arrest criminals in the sheriffs department.
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invest in

1. To commit money or capital to something in order to gain a financial return: We lost a lot of the money we had invested in the stock market last year. We invested $1,000 in stocks.
2. To spend money or time on something that will be beneficial in the future: Since winter is coming up, you might want to invest in a good coat.
3. To commit oneself to some purpose. Used reflexively: The teachers invested themselves in improving the school's curriculum.
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invest with

1. To grant someone some power or authority: The state invests a justice of the peace with the authority to perform marriages. I am invested with the task of fixing the computers.
2. To attribute to someone or something some enveloping or pervasive quality: I invested my friend with virtues that turned out to be products of my own imagination.
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But many hedge funds invest in stocks and bonds, and not art hedge fund managers try to manage risk.
Because employees control the investment decisions for this new plan, as well as their 401(k)s, and because they can invest their 401(k) contributions in company stock for the first time, the company held information sessions to explain the plan's investment options and the risks involved.
The 13-member Advisory Council on Social Security, which has advised every president since Franklin Roosevelt, considered three options for Social Security reforms: Maintain the current benefit structure, increasing payroll taxes as necessary to pay retirees; raise payroll taxes by two percentage points and let everyone invest the extra money in IRAs; or establish a two-tiered system that allows even more private investment.
In 1982, INVEST Financial Corporation made history by launching the first consumer investment service making it possible for financial institutions to have investment products and services available in their branch offices.
Here's how it works: Suppose a client decides to put $400 a month into a mutual fund that invests in the stocks of large companies.
Kozlen said there are different reasons to invest in stocks and bonds.
CO: D&N Bank, fsb; INVEST Financial Corporation ST: Michigan IN: FIN SU: PDT
The Generation Wave Fund is a "fund of funds", your cost of investing in the Fund will generally be higher than the cost of investing directly in the shares of the mutual funds in which it invests.
Thomas will owe about $10,000 by the time he graduates in 2005, but Bryant and Bledsoe say he can still invest.
Older Americans, retirees are risk-averse - Fifty percent of respondents age 60 and older and 50 percent of retired respondents said they would not invest any of their assets in the stock market.
Our major objectives were to reduce her debt, invest to grow [principle], save for retirement, and set up a living trust," he says.
Whether you invest for your own account or work as a financial adviser, if you had used the powerful tools of the Internet, not only could you have done the research yourself but also you could have instantly bought the stock and earned those four points all with a few mouse clicks.
Summer camps are held in several select cities each year and are designed to teach kids how to handle their finances and invest in the stock market.
The Core Plus Bond fund will invest at least 65 percent of its assets in investment-grade bonds and also have the ability to invest up to 35 percent of its assets in high-yield and emerging market debt.