Translation of invest in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ɪnˈvest/


  • 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 [humorístico/humorous] 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
  • 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]
  • 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
  • 4 (besiege) [Mil] [archaic/arcaico] sitiar


  • 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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