invite

[verb in-vahyt; noun in-vahyt]

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.

Origin of invite

First recorded in 1525–35, invite is from the Latin word invītāre
Related formsin·vi·tee [in-vi-tee, -vahy-] /ˌɪn vɪˈti, -vaɪ-/, nounin·vit·er, in·vi·tor, nounpre·in·vite, verb (used with object), pre·in·vit·ed, pre·in·vit·ing.qua·si-in·vit·ed, adjectivere·in·vite, verb, re·in·vit·ed, re·in·vit·ing.self-in·vit·ed, adjectiveun·in·vit·ed, adjective

Synonyms for invite

1. bid. 2. solicit. 5. lure, draw.

Synonym study

1. See call.
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Examples from the Web for invitee

Contemporary Examples of invitee

  • Caspar Weinberger, an old Nixon friend who was then director of the Office of Management and Budget, was the other invitee.

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    My Sober Celebration With Nixon

    Peter G. Peterson

    June 12, 2009

  • “I would say 30 percent of the guests there were involved with Bernie ,” says one invitee.

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    I Survived Hurricane Bernie

    Annette Tapert

    December 17, 2008


British Dictionary definitions for invitee

invitee

noun

a person who is invited

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 Formsinviter, 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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Word Origin and History for invitee
n.

1837, from invite (v.) + -ee.

invite

v.

1530s, a back-formation from invitation, or else from Middle French inviter (5c.), from Latin invitare. As a noun variant of invitation it is attested from 1650s. Related: Invited; inviting.

invite

n.

1650s, from invite (v.).

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