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[ in-vi-tey-shuhn ]


  1. the act of inviting. inviting.
  2. the written or spoken form with which a person is invited.
  3. something offered as a suggestion:

    an invitation to consider a business merger.

  4. attraction or incentive; allurement.
  5. a provocation:

    The speech was an invitation to rebellion.



/ ˌɪnvɪˈteɪʃən /


    1. the act of inviting, such as an offer of entertainment or hospitality
    2. ( as modifier )

      an invitation race

      an invitation dance

  1. the act of enticing or attracting; allurement

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Other Words From

  • prein·vi·tation noun
  • rein·vi·tation noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of invitation1

1590–1600; < Latin invītātiōn- (stem of invītātiō ), equivalent to invītāt ( us ) (past participle of invītāre to invite ) + -iōn- -ion

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Example Sentences

These are not prescriptions, I replied, but invitations to experiment.

Snow, rather than rainwater, filled the hollows when I saw Yang’s pieces, so I saw no birds taking up the invitation.

In short, it has been a challenge trying to figure out the system, including how policies compare between state and county, and especially how Montgomery decides who gets a coveted email invitation to make an appointment.

Residents must register to request an appointment, and strong demand means “wait times between submitting a request form and receiving an invitation to schedule could be significant,” officials said.

Unlike sites such as Facebook, Telegram is a messaging app where users can create large, invitation-only and encrypted chat groups, and it allows users to remain anonymous by hiding their phone numbers from one another.

You were there at my invitation to discuss issues with your constituents.

Letting humans use their common sense is not an invitation to anarchy.

And I was lucky enough to receive an invitation to stay at Easter Elchies House, the spiritual home at The Macallan.

Admission is free, but by invitation only, and advance RSVP is required.

“Lyova, you know I have a funny feeling about this invitation,” he told Levon Atovmyan, a close friend and fellow composer.

Twice a year the formal invitation was sent out by the old nobleman to his only son, and to his two nephews.

To the invitation to precede him she readily responded, and, with a bow to the Seneschal, she began to walk across the apartment.

It was considerably to Justice Haggard's astonishment that he heard of the invitation to his son and his son's wife.

Aristide glowingly accepted the invitation and cast a look of triumph around the café.

A heavy rain had fallen in the afternoon, and he lingered in her company at her invitation and encouragement.