2. opposite, antithesis, contrary, antipole, antipode; contradiction, contrariety, opposition; reverse, converse, obverse, the other side.
3. overturning, overturn, Fr. bouleversement, capsizing, capsizal, upset, spill, turning over; somersault, Inf. tumbersault, cartwheel, flip, gainer; introversion, ever-sion, turning in, invagination, intussusception. invert, v. 1. reverse, interchange, transpose, put the cart before the horse; back, turn back, retrovert, retroflex, turn about, turn the tables; turn around, wheel around, veer around, supinate, pronate.
2. introvert, turn inside out, evert, fold, invaginate, in-tussuscept; upturn, topple, tilt, flip, tip.
3. capsize, spill, turn over, turn turtle, overturn, overthrow, upset, Fr. bouleverser, inverse; tip over, flip over, keel over, bottom up. invest, v. 1. put money to use, put money into, sink money into; (all of money) advance, pay or lay out, risk, venture; provide money or capital for, fund, subsidize, back or support financially, patronize.
2. spend, expend, disburse, Inf. put out, give, offer, contribute, use, devote, donate; furnish, supply, provide, arm, gird, equip, accouter; prepare, ready, outfit, fit out, rig out, set up, fix up.
3. endow, give, entrust, vest, confer, bestow, grant; empower, enable, make possible, privilege; authorize, license, sanction.
4. install, induct, initiate, Rare, auspicate; instate, inaugurate, swear in, administer the oath of office; establish, chair, seat; crown, enthrone; frock, Eccles. ordain.
5. clothe, attire, apparel, dress, garb, vest, robe, enrobe, gown; deck out, array, Archaic, bedight, adorn; enwrap, envelop, muffle, enfold, swathe; overspread, cover, drape, shroud, sheathe.
6. enclose, confine, hedge, pen in, hem in, beset; circle, encircle, circumscribe, compass, encompass, environ, form a ring around, gird, girdle, engird; surround, crowd around, crowd in on, beseige, lay seige to, beleaguer. investigate, v. research, probe, explore, search for or seek out clues, track down, ferret out, smell out, nose out, Inf. smoke out; ransack, rummage, rake, scour, leave no stone unturned; inquire into, canvass, see about, check into or on or up on, Inf. give [s.t.] the once-over, SI. check out, Brit. SI. suss out, U.S. SI.case, SI. bird-dog; inspect, examine, audit, look into, scrutinize, study, analyze, go over with a fine-tooth comb, sift through, winnow. investigation, n. inquisition, inquest, research, factfinding; exploration, probe, search, quest; inquiry, canvass, questioning, interrogation, hearing, audit; inspection, examination, scrutinization, scrutiny, Inf. once-over, SI. casing; study, analysis, sifting, winnowing, review, dissection. investigator, n. researcher, researchist, searcher, factfinder; detective, private investigator, Inf. bird dog, Inf. sherlock, Inf. sleuth, SI. bloodhound, SI. private eye, U.S. SI. dick, U.S. SI. gumshoe; inspector, examiner, auditor, scrutinizer, scrutator, scrutineer; questioner, inquisitor, inquisitionist, inquirer; analyst, reviewer, fact-sifter. investiture, n. 1. installation, instatement, chairing, inauguration; coronation, crowning, enthronement; frocking, Eccles. ordination, Eccles. ordain-ment, consecration; induction, introduction, ushering in, bringing in, establishment.
2. vestment, robe, mantle, garment; clothing, dress, attire, habit, garb, apparel, raiment. investment, n. 1. venture, speculation, risk, Inf. plunge; legals.
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