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.

Nearby words

  1. invision,
  2. invita minerva,
  3. invitation,
  4. invitational,
  5. invitatory,
  6. invitee,
  7. inviting,
  8. invocate,
  9. invocation,
  10. invocative

Origin of invite

First recorded in 1525–35, invite is from the Latin word invītāre

SYNONYMS FOR invite
1. bid. 2. solicit. 5. lure, draw.

Related forms

Synonym study

1. See call.

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British Dictionary definitions for invitor

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 invitor
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