vest with

vest (one) with (something)

To grant or endow something, such as power, rights, control, etc., to some specific person or group. Don't you think you've vested the supervisors of each department with a bit too much autonomy? The state has vested me with the power to unite two people in matrimony, a privilege that I do not take lightly. I'm vesting my granddaughter, Sophia, control over my entire fortune.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

vest someone with something

to grant power, rights, or ownership to someone. Who vested you with the power to order me around? The dictator vested himself with the power to imprison almost anyone.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

vest with

To invest or endow someone or some group with something, such as power or rights: The company vests its employees with full pension rights after five years of service. The council is vested with broad powers.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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He was a small and dark, but rather delicate looking man for a sea-captain, with large whiskers and moustache, however; and wore a red cotton velvet vest with watch-seals at his side.
Modern body armor may combine a ballistic vest with other items of protective clothing, such as a combat helmet.
Empa, therefore, together with its industrial partners, developed the "smart" protective vest with an integrated cooling system based on the Coolpad technology, originally designed for use in cooling garments for medical applications.
According to Second Chance Armor the product is an "extremely flexible vest with excellent multi-hit performance - especially important with today's semi-automatic weapons and high-capacity magazines".
These phases were baseline, student wearing a weighted vest, and student wearing a vest with no weight.
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Natick officials also plan to replace the 20-plus layers of Kevlar in the Interceptor vest with a new M-5 fiber that will weigh about one-third less, he said.
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The same should be done for police service a nimals, especially supplementing the vest with some type of head covering or helmet device to protect the dog's most vulnerable target zone.
Choosing a vest with various features is a personal choice.
Black stretch vest with flirty floral trim, from The Collection at selected Etam stores nationwide.
Expect to pay in the neighborhood of $500 at full retail for a good Level IIa vest with front, back, and side coverage, and warranty.
In a recent trial they compared the vest with normal and extra-strong manual compression, and found that the vest pushed more blood and that more dogs survived.
Instavest would be a boon for wounded soldiers who can get can be immediately treated by Doctors by just releasing the vest with a single and split second action (ballistic vests normally cannot be torn of or cut through and in all cases need to be divested completely before a soldier can be treated).