Definition of INVITE

to request the presence or participation of <she's invited only select friends to visit her new house>
Synonyms ask, bid
Related Words solicit; beckon, call, summon
to act so as to make (something) more likely <you're just inviting ridicule by making such outrageous claims>
Synonyms ask (for), flirt (with), invite, woo
Related Words angle (for), fish (for); hunt, search, seek; provoke, tempt

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