Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


What was the peculiarity about the mine which constituted its recommendation to investors?

"United we stand" proved to be as true of organizers and investors as it was of producers.

A great many of the other shares were in the hands of French investors.

The trustee meant to safeguard every interest of the investors.

The investors throw in, to get other people's money, and it is their own look-out about keeping their own.

Promoters and investors did not realize this until mills were constructed.

Investors seemed to have had enough of mining-stock speculation for a while.

It had already enriched Philadelphia investors to the extent of millions.

But, then, most of the investors in pyramids know that pyramids are scams, not schemes.

In other words, the investors believe that they can outwit the organizers of the pyramid.


late 14c., "to clothe in the official robes of an office," from Latin investire "to clothe in, cover, surround," from in "in, into" (see in- (2)) + vestire "to dress, clothe" (see wear). The meaning "use money to produce profit" first attested 1610s in connection with the East Indies trade, and is probably a borrowing of Italian investire (13c.) from the same Latin root, via the notion of giving one's capital a new form. The military meaning "to besiege" is from c.1600. Related: Invested; investing.