[ 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.
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.
verb (used without object), in·vit·ed, in·vit·ing.
to give invitation; offer attractions or allurements.
Informal. an invitation.
OTHER WORDS FOR invite
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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
in·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, adjective
re·in·vite, verb, re·in·vit·ed, re·in·vit·ing.self-in·vit·ed, adjectiveun·in·vit·ed, adjective
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How to use invite in a sentence
The move apparently was to make sure none of the invitees was up to any mischief.Up to Speed: All You Need to Know About the Thai Coup|Lennox Samuels|May 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Some invitees gain career cred; others earn public ridicule.Cannes' Eight Buzziest Films|Anne Thompson|May 19, 2009|DAILY BEAST
There is no reciprocity in your dealings with such invitees.
I knew a lot of them -- some were my invitees -- and the others were friends of my pals or my pals' pals.Little Brother|Cory Doctorow
In the case of intimate friends, Gladys would be encouraged to send in her own list of desirable invitees.The Sixth Sense|Stephen McKenna
British Dictionary definitions for 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
an informal word for invitation
Derived forms of inviteinviter, 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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