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Invest, 1) to array, to dress: “how, in stripping it, you more i. it,” Tp. II, 1, 226. “the damned'st body to i. and cover in prenzie guards,” Meas. III, 1, 96. “i. me in my motley,” As II, 7, 58. “in the official marks --ed,” Cor. II, 3, 148. “nature would not i. herself in such shadowing passion,” Oth. IV, 1, 40.
2) to place in possession of a dignity or rank, to install: “our substitutes well --ed,” H4B IV, 4, 6. “i. thee with my honours,” IV, 5, 96. “which honour must not i. him only,” Mcb. I, 4, 40. “gone to Scone to be --ed,” II, 4, 32. “i. you with my power,” Lr. I, 1, 132. “in my rights by me --ed,” V, 3, 69.
3) to adorn, to endow: “to i. their sons with arts,” H4B IV, 5, 73.
4) to be about, to attend: “their gesture sad --ing lank-lean cheeks and war-worn coats,” H5 IV Chor. 26 (a passage thought corrupt by many M. Edd.). -- In Hml. I, 3, 83 Qq --s, Ff rightly invites.
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