tempting; alluring; enticing
Attractive; tempting: an inviting dessert.
- Present participle of invite.
Variant of invite
transitive verbinvited, inviting
- to ask courteously to come somewhere or do something; request the presence or participation of
- to make a request for: to invite questions
- to tend to bring on; give occasion for: action that invites scandal
- to tempt; allure; entice
Origin of inviteFrench inviter ; from Classical Latin invitare ; from in-, in- + uncertain or unknown; perhaps Indo-European base an unverified form wei-, to go directly toward, chase after from source Classical Latin via and amp; Old English wæthan, to hunt
Informal an invitation