dis·​in·​vite | \ (ˌ)dis-in-ˈvīt How to pronounce disinvite (audio) \
disinvited; disinviting; disinvites

Definition of disinvite

transitive verb

: to withdraw an invitation to

Examples of disinvite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Michaels had to disinvite him, then wait two months before bringing him back to perform. Washington Post, "Elon Musk is being brought in to save SNL’s sagging ratings. He could sink the show in other ways.," 7 May 2021 They were pressured by some of the people there to disinvite me. Daniel A. Gross, The New Yorker, "Peter Singer Is Committed to Controversial Ideas," 25 Apr. 2021 Doing away with spaces might disinvite car travel and build support for more emissions-friendly bicycles and transit. Aarian Marshall, Wired, "The Pandemic Prompts Cities to Rethink the Parking Spot," 11 Mar. 2021 The couple had planned to be married before 250 guests, but had to disinvite almost all of them because of the coronavirus pandemic. New York Times, "Ayelet Bentley, Samuel Tbeile," 17 May 2020 Come your wedding day, if most of your guests live in affected areas, there may not be any reason to disinvite anyone. Joshua Bote, USA TODAY, "How do I plan a wedding during the coronavirus outbreak?," 10 Mar. 2020 The Iraqi parliament voted on Jan. 5 to disinvite U.S. forces, after the drone strike that killed Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander Gen. Qassem Soleimani sparked protests in Iraq. Jamie Mcintyre, Washington Examiner, "Esper defends potential troop pullback from Africa, says China and Russia are mission No. 1," 23 Jan. 2020 Last year, Pelosi went so far as to disinvite Trump from appearing in the House chamber in the midst of a bitter border wall battle and the longest government shutdown in the nation’s history. Jill Colvin, BostonGlobe.com, "Trump’s State of the Union speech is expected to project optimism, despite bitter divisions," 2 Feb. 2020 The town’s one black girl their age was invited, too – until the birthday girl’s father found out and told his daughter to disinvite the black girl. USA Today, "Pam’s family enslaved black people. Wanda believes her ancestor was one of them. They met, and are confronting a painful history," 17 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of disinvite

1580, in the meaning defined above

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15 May 2021

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“Disinvite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disinvite. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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