Translation of invest in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ɪnˈvest/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1to invest sth (in sth) [money/capital/time] invertir* algo (en algo) I've invested the best years of my life in it he invertido en ello or le he dedicado los mejores años de mi vida you'll have to invest in a new pair of shoes [humorous/humorístico] te vas a tener que comprar unos zapatos everybody's hopes were invested in the conference las esperanzas de todos estaban puestas or se cifraban en la conferencia
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    • These open-ended funds may invest in a basket of individual stocks, while more conservative funds will invest their money on the bond market.
    • This may cause some concern to Irish people who have invested money in residential property in Britain, but most economic commentators are confident that the market is not set to collapse.
    • It is expected that fund managers will be investing new money in foreign stocks rather than actively selling Irish ones.
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    • Joseph said while some people were looking for instant gratification, one had to be willing to invest effort and energy to get the desired results.
    • I feel that she is being insensitive to the fact that I just need to know there is some potential or otherwise I have to invest my energy elsewhere.
    • But instead of investing his energy into outward noise that drifts skywards into nothingness, you sense he invests energy inwards, into making himself the best that he can be.
  • 2 (endow) [formal] to invest sth with sth conferirle* or otorgarle* algo a algo [formal] her presence invested the occasion with particular significance su presencia le confirió or le otorgó un significado especial a la ocasión [formal]
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    • Bhabha invests the boundary with the importance as providing the genesis of presence.
    • Laid back and lanky, he invests the character with the tensile quality of a coiled spring and a panther-like sensuality that is striking.
    • She invests her great grandmother with a mysterious exotic quality.
  • 3 [formal] 3.1 (empower) to invest sb with sth investir* a algn de or con algo [formal] the President is invested with special powers el presidente está investido de or con poderes especiales 3.2 (put in office) investir* [formal] they invested him as mayor lo invistieron alcalde
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    • She was invested with her chain and robes of office at a ceremony in the Watson Hall on Monday.
    • He was invested with the award in a ceremony on June 12 at Government House by the Administrator of the Commonwealth, Sir Guy Green.
    • Palace officials will spend the summer drawing up the mission statement, representing Charles's assessment of his role over the 33 years since he was invested as Prince of Wales.
  • 4 (besiege) [Military/Militar] [archaic] sitiar
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    • On 5 May the Japanese Second Army landed north of Port Arthur, cutting it off from the Russian Manchurian Army, followed by Third Army under Nogi which invested the place on 26 June.
    • In 1153, Baldwin launched a major attack on Ascalon, with an army large enough to invest the great city completely.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • to invest (in sth) invertir* (en algo) to invest in a child's education invertir* en la educación de un niño

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.