- 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 invite
Examples from the Web for inviter
Historical Examples of inviter
It is disrespectful to the inviter to shun any of her guests.
Cutbill felt all the awkwardness that is commonly experienced when a man is asked to be his own inviter.The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly
Charles James Lever
I consider myself invited to Worcester once for all, and many thanks to the inviter.The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, Volume VI, Familiar Letters
Henry David Thoreau
Popular preachers were invited to hold forth in this pulpit, but the Bishop was the inviter.The Town
Moreover, the very fact of an invitation to one's house implies confidence on the part of the inviter.Barchester Towers
- 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
Word Origin and History for inviter
1650s, from invite (v.).