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1. investment

noun. ['ˌɪnˈvɛstmənt, ˌɪnˈvɛsmənt'] the act of investing; laying out money or capital in an enterprise with the expectation of profit.

Synonyms

  • finance
  • leverage
  • leveraging
  • arbitrage
  • investing

Antonyms

  • non-involvement
  • non-engagement
  • nonparticipation
  • change

Etymology

  • -ment (English)
  • -amentum (Latin)
  • invest (English)
  • investigate (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Foreign Direct Investment

  • disinvestment
  • reinvestment
  • reassessment
  • impressment
  • divestment
  • assessment

Example sentences of the word foreign-direct-investment


1. Noun Phrase
By alleviating some of the risks of foreign direct investment, they promote investment in borrowing countries.

2. Noun Phrase
The differences between foreign direct investment (FDI) and portfolio buying are many.

2. foreign

adjective. ['ˈfɔrən, ˈfɑːrən'] of concern to or concerning the affairs of other nations (other than your own).

Synonyms

  • overseas
  • international
  • outside
  • external

Antonyms

  • national
  • citizen
  • acquaintance
  • unestablished

Etymology

  • forein (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • forain (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. foreign

adjective. ['ˈfɔrən, ˈfɑːrən'] relating to or originating in or characteristic of another place or part of the world.

Synonyms

  • tramontane
  • alien
  • established
  • foreign-born
  • unnaturalised
  • nonnative
  • imported
  • exotic
  • naturalized
  • unnaturalized
  • foreignness
  • unfamiliarity
  • adventive
  • curiousness
  • strangeness

Antonyms

  • familiarity
  • nativeness
  • familiar
  • cismontane

Etymology

  • forein (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • forain (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. foreign

adjective. ['ˈfɔrən, ˈfɑːrən'] not contained in or deriving from the essential nature of something.

Synonyms

  • extrinsic

Antonyms

  • unsettled
  • unorthodox

Etymology

  • forein (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • forain (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. direct

adjective. ['dɝˈɛkt, daɪˈrɛkt, dɪˈrɛkt'] direct in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short.

Synonyms

  • door-to-door
  • through
  • undeviating
  • unswerving
  • nonstop
  • straightforward
  • point-blank
  • straight
  • straightness

Antonyms

  • crooked
  • indirectness
  • node
  • middle

Etymology

  • directus (Latin)

6. direct

adjective. ['dɝˈɛkt, daɪˈrɛkt, dɪˈrɛkt'] having no intervening persons, agents, conditions.

Synonyms

  • immediate

Antonyms

  • irrelevance
  • unpointedness

Etymology

  • directus (Latin)

7. direct

verb. ['dɝˈɛkt, daɪˈrɛkt, dɪˈrɛkt'] intend (something) to move towards a certain goal.

Synonyms

  • point
  • address
  • place
  • home in
  • take aim
  • zero in
  • train
  • take
  • range in
  • target

Antonyms

  • unjust
  • immoral
  • dishonorable
  • unworthy

Etymology

  • directus (Latin)

8. direct

verb. ['dɝˈɛkt, daɪˈrɛkt, dɪˈrɛkt'] command with authority.

Synonyms

  • order
  • stet
  • tell
  • say

Antonyms

  • inaccessibility
  • unavailability
  • disorient
  • cheer

Etymology

  • directus (Latin)

9. direct

verb. ['dɝˈɛkt, daɪˈrɛkt, dɪˈrɛkt'] guide the actors in (plays and films).

Synonyms

  • create
  • stage direct

Antonyms

  • unlawful
  • dishonesty
  • disagree

Etymology

  • directus (Latin)

10. direct

verb. ['dɝˈɛkt, daɪˈrɛkt, dɪˈrɛkt'] be in charge of.

Synonyms

  • care
  • throw
  • run
  • head
  • have
  • act
  • deal
  • move
  • hold
  • guide
  • handle
  • administer
  • steer
  • operate
  • lead
  • manage
  • make

Antonyms

  • patterned
  • attractive
  • enliven
  • sensitize

Etymology

  • directus (Latin)
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