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invite

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

synonym study for invite

1. See call.

OTHER WORDS FROM invite

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How to use invite in a sentence

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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