- attractive, alluring, or tempting: an inviting offer.
Origin of inviting
- to request the presence or participation of in a kindly, courteous, or complimentary way, especially to request to come or go to some place, gathering, entertainment, etc., or to do something: to invite friends to dinner.
- to request politely or formally: to invite donations.
- to act so as to bring on or render probable: to invite accidents by fast driving.
- to call forth or give occasion for: Those big shoes invite laughter.
- to attract, allure, entice, or tempt.
- to give invitation; offer attractions or allurements.
- Informal. an invitation.
Origin of invite
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Examples from the Web for inviting
After countless renovations for strangers, the Property Brothers are inviting you to their home.How the Property Brothers Became Your Mom’s Favorite TV Stars
November 25, 2014
Oregon lobbyists are inviting exotic dancers to write their own labor legislation.Oregon’s Stripper Lobby: Legislators Ask Exotic Dancers for Help With Strip Club Bill
Mary Emily O’Hara
October 6, 2014
Inviting a camera into the bedroom certainly adds an element of danger and exposure that can be thrilling.So You Want to be a Porn Star? Inside the Sex Tape Phenomenon
July 19, 2014
Sure, opening up the patents would be inviting more competition.Tesla’s Radical Patent Move is a Plot to Take Over the Road
June 15, 2014
So why is Senator Claire McCaskill inviting Dr. Mehmet Oz to testify about weight-loss diet scams?Dr. Oz: World’s Best Snake Oil Salesman
June 14, 2014
It was the marshal calling to them that Andrew was gone and inviting them in to finish him.Way of the Lawless
There was self-assertion, but not of the antagonistic—solely of the inviting sort.Weighed and Wanting
Beyond Schwitter's the highroad stretched, broad and inviting, across the State.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
I knew that she was inviting me to follow her, but I refused to move.Green Mansions
W. H. Hudson
He bent forward a little, with the air of inviting a confidence.Tiverton Tales
- tempting; alluring; attractive
- to ask (a person or persons) in a friendly or polite way (to do something, attend an event, etc)he invited them to dinner
- to make a request for, esp publicly or formallyto invite applications
- to bring on or provoke; give occasion foryou invite disaster by your actions
- to welcome or tempt
- an informal word for invitation
Word Origin and History for inviting
"attractive, alluring," c.1600, from present participle of invite (v.).
1650s, from invite (v.).