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Definition 1: a collarless men's undergarment for the upper part of the body - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for vest in the sense of this definition

(vest is a kind of ...) a garment worn under other garments

Definition 2: a man's sleeveless garment worn underneath a coat - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for vest in the sense of this definition

(vest is a kind of ...) an article of clothing

"garments of the finest silk"

(... is a kind of vest ) a vest capable of resisting the impact of a bullet

(... is part of vest) a business suit consisting of a jacket and vest and trousers

Definition 3: clothe formally; especially in ecclesiastical robes - [verb of body]

Synonyms for vest in the sense of this definition

(vest is a kind of ...) provide with clothes or put clothes on

"Parents must feed and dress their child"

(vest has a similar meaning as ...) clothe oneself in ecclesiastical garments

Definition 4: clothe oneself in ecclesiastical garments - [verb of body]

(vest is a kind of ...) dress in a certain manner

"She dresses in the latest Paris fashion" "he dressed up in a suit and tie"

(vest has a similar meaning as ...) clothe formally; especially in ecclesiastical robes

Definition 5: place (authority, property, or rights) in the control of a person or group of persons - [verb of possession]

Samples where vest or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She vested her vast fortune in her two sons

(vest is a kind of ...) transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody

"I gave her my money" "can you give me lessons?" "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care"

(vest has a similar meaning as ...) become legally vested

"The property vests in the trustees"

Definition 6: become legally vested - [verb of possession]

Samples where vest or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The property vests in the trustees

(vest is a kind of ...) be transferred to another owner

"This restaurant changed hands twice last year"

(vest has a similar meaning as ...) place (authority, property, or rights) in the control of a person or group of persons

"She vested her vast fortune in her two sons"

Samples where vest or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They vested the council with special rights

Synonyms for vest in the sense of this definition

(vest is a kind of ...) put into an office or a position

"the new president was installed immediately after the election"

(... is a kind of vest ) appoint to a clerical posts

"he was ordained in the Church"

(... is a kind of vest ) invest with regal power; enthrone

"The prince was crowned in Westminster Abbey"

(... is a kind of vest ) put a monarch on the throne

"The Queen was enthroned more than 50 years ago"

(... is a kind of vest ) invest with ministerial or priestly authority

"The minister was ordained only last month"

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