transitive verb-·vit′ed, -·vit′ing
to withdraw or cancel the invitation of (a person or organization)
transitive verbdis·in·vit·ed, dis·in·vit·ing, dis·in·vites
To rescind an invitation to: disinvited our friends for dinner because of an emergency.
(third-person singular simple present disinvites, present participle disinviting, simple past and past participle disinvited)
- The prefix dis- gives a more negative implication to disinvite than the neutral implication un- gives to uninvite. One might "univite" guests because one had more than an anticipated number of acceptances. One might "disinvite" someone for a reason specific to the person.
dis- + invite