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invite

verb in·vite \ in-ˈvīt \
Updated on: 6 Dec 2017

Definition of invite

invited; inviting
transitive verb
1 a : to offer an incentive or inducement to : entice
b : to increase the likelihood of
  • invite trouble
2 a : to request the presence or participation of
  • invited us to dinner
b : to request formally
c : to urge politely : welcome
  • invite comments

inviter

noun

Examples of invite in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of invite

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

invite Synonyms

Synonyms
ask, bid
Related Words
solicit; beckon, call, summon

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invite

noun in·vite \ ˈin-ˌvīt \

Definition of invite

Examples of invite in a Sentence

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

Recent Examples of invite from the Web

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First Known Use of invite

1659



INVITE Defined for English Language Learners

invite

verb

Definition of invite for English Language Learners

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

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

  • : to request (something) formally or politely


INVITE Defined for Kids

invite

verb in·vite \ in-ˈvīt \

Definition of invite for Students

invited; inviting
1 : to ask (someone) to go somewhere or do something
  • I invited them to dinner.
2 : 1welcome 2
  • We invite suggestions.
3 : to tend to bring on
  • Such behavior invites trouble.


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