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 The Washington Post's editorial board made a powerful case in a July 30 piece, saying Orbán's racist comments should have been cause for CPAC to disinvite him. David Zurawik, CNN, 3 Aug. 2022 Others have announced plans to disinvite Russians, only to face a backlash and reverse course weeks later. New York Times, 7 June 2022 Their other 110 original guests were mailed notices that didn’t overtly disinvite them, but explained that the couple chose to have a more intimate event. Sarah Lyon, New York Times, 25 May 2022 Some members of the Group of Seven advanced economies first asked Ms. Mulyani to disinvite Russia. Yuka Hayashi And Andrew Duehren, WSJ, 30 Apr. 2022 At many campuses, efforts are being made to disinvite or disrupt controversial speakers. Gary Robbins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 Apr. 2022 McCarthy, Karl writes, would alert the White House about McConnell's plan to disinvite Trump. Will Steakin, ABC News, 15 Nov. 2021 Lament the absurd sorrow of the Philadelphia food festival that was designed to celebrate culinary diversity — then canceled after the decision to disinvite a food truck selling Israeli food sparked controversy. Timothy Egan New York Times, Star Tribune, 28 June 2021 Michaels had to disinvite him, then wait two months before bringing him back to perform. Washington Post, 7 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of disinvite

1580, in the meaning defined above

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7 Aug 2022

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“Disinvite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disinvite. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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