Is the sentence "We are invested" correct?

I found it in a blog and was wondering whether it is correct. I do not want to discuss the usage, but just if the combination of "are" + "invested" is grammatically correct and has the correct sentence structure.


Yes it is correct

To be invested is marketing speak for being involved/committed

Free Dictionary

2.a. To spend or devote for future advantage or benefit: invested much time and energy in getting a good education.

b. To devote morally or psychologically, as to a purpose; commit: "Men of our generation are invested in what they do, women in what we are" (Shana Alexander).

Example: We are invested

A new multimedia ad campaign would be a logical outcome of the brand review. But the team realized they had a significant job ahead of them first: internal education. They wanted staff to be invested in the brand and thus worked hard to imbue employees with messaging around the simple idea of "We Are Invested." The message spoke to the staff in terms of their needed commitment, their responsibility as brand ambassadors, to focus on positive outcomes and to strive for excellence.


Yes, it could be, if you are using invested to mean:-

[Middle French investir, from Old Italian investire, from Latin, to surround] : to surround with troops or ships so as to prevent escape or entry

as in "We are invested by barbarians."

  • Thanks. I agree with you, that's the only meaning I could think. Unfortunately in the blog was used to refer as "business investment" so I guess is incorrect. Am I right?
    – mm24
    Feb 13 '14 at 14:19

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