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 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 Bipartisan members of Congress had called for Trump to disinvite Erdogan to the White House following a Turkish assault on Syrian Kurds, and are considering stricter sanctions on Turkey. Shannon Pettypiece, NBC News, "A combative Trump and his White House brace for first public impeachment hearings," 12 Nov. 2019 In 2016 the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education recorded 43 attempts to disinvite speakers from campus. Emily Esfahani Smith, WSJ, "A Movement Rises to Take Back Higher Education," 17 June 2018 On Monday night, Fox News misrepresented that action while reporting on Trump's decision to disinvite the team from the White House. Eugene Scott, Washington Post, "Fox News’s kneeling error and the role of prayer and faith in NFL protests," 5 June 2018 The White House issued a statement Tuesday, further elaborating on the decision to disinvite the Eagles from their visit that was scheduled for Tuesday. Khadrice Rollins, SI.com, "White House Statement: 'Vast Majority of the Eagles Team Decided to Abandon Their Fans'," 5 June 2018

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First Known Use of disinvite

1580, in the meaning defined above

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31 Mar 2020

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“Disinvite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disinvite. Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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