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.
- in·vi·tee [in-vi-tee, -vahy-], /ˌɪn vɪˈti, -vaɪ-/, noun
- in·vit·er, in·vi·tor, noun
- pre·in·vite, verb (used with object), pre·in·vit·ed, pre·in·vit·ing.
- qua·si-in·vit·ed, adjective
- re·in·vite, verb, re·in·vit·ed, re·in·vit·ing.
- self-in·vit·ed, adjective
- un·in·vit·ed, adjective
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How to use invite in a sentence
After every other major league team passed on him, the A’s brought him back to spring training on a non-roster invite but released him shortly thereafter.Max Muncy Was Just Another MLB Project. Then He Joined The Dodgers … And Became A Superstar. | Brian Menéndez | August 10, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
He returned this winter on a minor league deal with an invite to spring training.
While fundraising may no longer require a trip to California, it might depend on whether you got an invite to a private audio app.Extra Crunch roundup: first-check myths, Miami relocation checklist, standout SaaSy startups | Walter Thompson | May 28, 2021 | TechCrunch
It’s like having the invite list for a gathering, but not its location, so you know who’s there without knowing where the party’s at.A study of Earth’s crust hints that supernovas aren’t gold mines | Emily Conover | May 13, 2021 | Science News
Users could send an invite to any partner and start messaging as soon as it is accepted, the company said in a blog post.Slack works to fix error in direct-messaging feature | | March 25, 2021 | Washington Post
Tend to your own garden, to quote the great sage of free speech, Voltaire, and invite people to follow your example.
Giving in to the demands of such a leader will, without question, invite greater aggression and brutality.The Sony Hack and America’s Craven Capitulation To Terror | David Keyes | December 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Giving in, even the slightest amount to international gangsters, will only invite higher prices and worse consequences.The Sony Hack and America’s Craven Capitulation To Terror | David Keyes | December 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I invite you to reflect on the actual power dynamic between Christians and LGBT people in our society.Do LGBTs Owe Christians an Olive Branch? Try The Other Way Around | Jay Michaelson | December 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I invite you to visit the Gay Christian Network and the Reformation Project, two organizations doing just that.Do LGBTs Owe Christians an Olive Branch? Try The Other Way Around | Jay Michaelson | December 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He made up his mind then and there that he would never again invite Grandfather Mole to walk with him.The Tale of Grandfather Mole | Arthur Scott Bailey
It is combined with these consonant elements in order to invite it forward and bring it to a point (figuratively speaking).Expressive Voice Culture | Jessie Eldridge Southwick
You must invite only such guests as will mutually please, and you must be careful about introductions.
If you have a visitor, and desire to introduce her to your friends, you may invite her to accompany you when paying calls.
If you walk with a gentleman, when he reaches your door invite him in, but if he declines, do not urge him.
British Dictionary definitions for invite
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 formally: to invite applications
to bring on or provoke; give occasion for: you invite disaster by your actions
to welcome or tempt
an informal word for invitation
- inviter, noun
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