- 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.
Origin of invite
Synonyms for inviteSee more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com
Related Words for inviteescompany, caller, foreigner, guest, transient, visitant, inspector, invitee, out-of-towner
Examples from the Web for invitees
Contemporary Examples of invitees
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
May 27, 2014
Some invitees gain career cred; others earn public ridicule.Cannes' Eight Buzziest Films
May 19, 2009
Historical Examples of 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
- 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
Word Origin for invite
1650s, from invite (v.).