invite

[ verb in-vahyt; noun in-vahyt ]
/ verb ɪnˈvaɪt; noun ˈɪn vaɪt /

verb (used with object), in·vit·ed, in·vit·ing.

verb (used without object), in·vit·ed, in·vit·ing.

to give invitation; offer attractions or allurements.

noun

Informal. an invitation.

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Origin of invite

First recorded in 1525–35, invite is from the Latin word invītāre

SYNONYMS FOR invite

1 bid.
5 lure, draw.

synonym study for invite

1. See call.

OTHER WORDS FROM invite

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British Dictionary definitions for invite

invite

verb (ɪnˈvaɪt) (tr)

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

noun (ˈɪnvaɪt)

an informal word for invitation

Derived forms of invite

inviter, noun

Word Origin for invite

C16: from Latin invītāre to invite, entertain, from in- ² + -vītāre, probably related to Greek hiesthai to be desirous of
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