something offered as a suggestion: an invitation to consider a business merger.
attraction or incentive; allurement.
a provocation: The speech was an invitation to rebellion.
- pre·in·vi·ta·tion, noun
- re·in·vi·ta·tion, noun
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How to use invitation in a sentence
I received dozens of invitations to speak on various programs.
According to Colombian newspaper El Tiempo, 18 year-old Olava Martínez sent Facebook invitations to promote the party.Colombian Beauty Queen Arrested for Running Child Prostitution Ring | Jason Batansky | October 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He was told it had gone well, he said, and he has already received two more invitations to the Granite State.
Francis is, of course, the recipient of a dizzying number of invitations.Obama Goes to Rome Hoping to Tap Some of Pope Francis’ Popularity | Barbie Latza Nadeau | March 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Think swapping hard party invitations for evites, or cooking when hosting instead of having things catered.
There was a while when I developed a marvelous capacity for dodging invitations to Fort Walsh.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
It is best to send out your invitations by your own servant, or one hired for that purpose especially.
Send out your invitations by a servant, or man hired for the purpose; do not trust them to despatch or penny post.
If you have a father or grown-up brother, let the invitations to the gentlemen go in his name.
Afterwards I received constant invitations, and got into the way of going to her house daily.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky | Modeste Tchaikovsky
British Dictionary definitions for invitation
the act of inviting, such as an offer of entertainment or hospitality
(as modifier): an invitation dance; an invitation race
the act of enticing or attracting; allurement
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