Invite definition

ĭn-vīt
To request formally.

Invited us to be seated.

verb
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1
To welcome; encourage.

Invite questions from the audience.

verb
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2
To ask for the presence or participation of.

Invite friends to dinner; invite writers to a conference.

verb
11
1
An invitation.
noun
9
1
To tend to bring on; provoke.
verb
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3
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To tend to bring on; give occasion for.

Action that invites scandal.

verb
5
1
To ask courteously to come somewhere or do something; request the presence or participation of.
verb
4
1
To make a request for.

To invite questions.

verb
4
1
To tempt; allure; entice.
verb
4
1
To invite is defined as to make a request for or encourage something.

An example of to invite is asking someone to come over for dinner.

An example of to invite is a speaker urging an audience to ask questions.

verb
2
1
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(informal) An invitation.
noun
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1
To ask for the presence or participation of someone or something.

We invited our friends round for dinner.

verb
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1

I invite you all to be seated.

verb
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I always invite criticism of my definitions.

Wearing that skimpy dress, you are bound to invite attention.

verb
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To allure; to draw to; to tempt to come; to induce by pleasure or hope; to attract.
verb
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1
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(informal) An invitation.
noun
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To entice; tempt.
verb
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
invite
Plural:
invites

Origin of invite

  • French inviter from Old French from Latin invītāre weiə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French inviter, from Latin invītō.

    From Wiktionary