- 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 uninvited
Uninvited strangers in hazmat suits could alarm even the stablest of communities.The Fear That Killed Eight Ebola Workers
September 20, 2014
When you open a door like that, uninvited guests enter as well as the invited ones.The McCain Defense Shouldn't Fly
July 17, 2012
Uninvited, J Street came to Pittsburgh to undermine anti-occupation work.Letter to the Editor on J Street
July 16, 2012
The guest list consists of, as one uninvited CEO put it, "The Triple-A list."Chelsea Clinton's Big Day
The Daily Beast
July 31, 2010
Pawlenty said the speech raises questions of content and motive and is “uninvited”.Flunk the Far Right
September 7, 2009
But the newest visitor did not come, like the others, uninvited into the "private" room.Shavings
Joseph C. Lincoln
Many of those who joined in it, uninvited, we did not even know.My Reminiscences
It was the uninvited visitor whom he had met in the plantation.The Green Rust
Then quite privately and uninvited, Jemmy Three began to think.Judith Lynn
Annie Hamilton Donnell
All these cogitations because a woman had entered his life 223 uninvited!The Pagan Madonna
- not having been inviteduninvited guests
- 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 uninvited
1650s, from invite (v.).