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invite

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verb in·vite \in-ˈvīt\

Simple Definition of invite

  • : to ask (someone) to go somewhere or do something

  • : to ask (someone) formally or politely to do something

  • : to request (something) formally or politely

Full Definition of invite

in·vit·edin·vit·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to offer an incentive or inducement to :  entice b :  to increase the likelihood of <invite trouble>

  3. 2 a :  to request the presence or participation of <invited us to dinner> b :  to request formally c :  to urge politely :  welcome <invite comments>

in·vit·er noun

Examples of invite

  1. I visited their house once, but they've never invited me back.

  2. I'm planning to invite them for the weekend.

  3. Aren't you going to invite me in for a coffee?

  4. The event is limited to invited guests.

  5. Employees are invited to apply for the new position.

  6. The college invited her to speak at the graduation ceremony.

  7. The company invites suggestions from customers.



Origin of invite

Middle French or Latin; Middle French inviter, from Latin invitare


First Known Use: 1533

Rhymes with invite

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invite

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noun in·vite \ˈin-ˌvīt\

Definition of invite

  1. :  invitation 1



Examples of invite

  1. Did you send out the invites to the party?



1659

First Known Use of invite

1659



INVITE Defined for Kids

invite

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verb in·vite \in-ˈvīt\

Definition of invite

in·vit·edin·vit·ing

  1. 1 :  to ask (someone) to go somewhere or do something <I invited them to dinner.>

  2. 2 :  1welcome 2 <We invite suggestions.>

  3. 3 :  to tend to bring on <Such behavior invites trouble.>





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