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Invite definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

INVI'TE, v.t. [L. invito.]
1. To ask to do some act or to go to some place; to request the company of a person; as, to invite one to dine or sup; to invite friends to a wedding; to invite company to an entertainment; to invite one to an excursion into the country.
2. To allure; to draw to; to tempt to come; to induce by pleasure or hope.
--Shady groves, that easy sleep invite.
3. To present should be in a situation not to invite hostilities.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a colloquial expression for invitation; "he didn't get no invite to the party" v
1: increase the likelihood of; "ask for trouble"; "invite criticism" [syn: invite, ask for]
2: invite someone to one's house; "Can I invite you for dinner on Sunday night?" [syn: invite, ask over, ask round]
3: give rise to a desire by being attractive or inviting; "the window displays tempted the shoppers" [syn: tempt, invite]
4: ask someone in a friendly way to do something [syn: invite, bid]
5: have as a guest; "I invited them to a restaurant" [syn: invite, pay for]
6: ask to enter; "We invited the neighbors in for a cup of coffee" [syn: invite, ask in]
7: request the participation or presence of; "The organizers invite submissions of papers for the conference" [syn: invite, call for]
8: express willingness to have in one's home or environs; "The community warmly received the refugees" [syn: receive, take in, invite]

Merriam Webster's

I. transitive verb (invited; inviting) Etymology: Middle French or Latin; Middle French inviter, from Latin invitare Date: 1533 1. a. to offer an incentive or inducement to ; entice b. to increase the likelihood of <invite trouble> 2. a. to request the presence or participation of <invited us to dinner> b. to request formally c. to urge politely ; welcome <invite comments> inviter noun II. noun Date: 1659 invitation 1

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v. & n. --v. 1 tr. (often foll. by to, or to + infin.) ask (a person) courteously to come, or to do something (were invited to lunch; invited them to reply). 2 tr. make a formal courteous request for (invited comments). 3 tr. tend to call forth unintentionally (something unwanted). 4 a tr. attract. b intr. be attractive. --n. colloq. an invitation. Derivatives: invitee n. inviter n. Etymology: F inviter or L invitare

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Invite In*vite", v. i. To give invitation. --Milton.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Invite In*vite", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Invited; p. pr. & vb. n. Inviting.] [L. invitare: cf. F. inviter. See Vie.] 1. To ask; to request; to bid; to summon; to ask to do some act, or go to some place; esp., to ask to an entertainment or visit; to request the company of; as, to invite to dinner, or a wedding, or an excursion. So many guests invite as here are writ. --Shak. I invite his Grace of Castle Rackrent to reflect on this. --Carlyle. 2. To allure; to draw to; to tempt to come; to induce by pleasure or hope; to attract. To inveigle and invite the unwary sense. --Milton. Shady groves, that easy sleep invite. --Dryden. There no delusive hope invites despair. --Cowper. 3. To give occasion for; as, to invite criticism. Syn: To solicit; bid; call; ask; summon; allure; attract; entice; persuade.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(invited) Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English. 1. If you invite someone to something such as a party or a meal, you ask them to come to it. She invited him to her 26th birthday party in New Jersey... Barron invited her to accompany him to the races... I haven't been invited. ...an invited audience of children from inner-city schools. VERB: V n prep/adv, V n to-inf, be V-ed, V-ed 2. If you are invited to do something, you are formally asked or given permission to do it. At a future date, managers will be invited to apply for a management buy-out... If a new leader emerged, it would then be for the Queen to invite him to form a government... The Department is inviting applications from groups within the Borough. VERB: be V-ed to-inf, V n to-inf, V n 3. If something you say or do invites trouble or criticism, it makes trouble or criticism more likely. Their refusal to compromise will inevitably invite more criticism from the UN. VERB: V n 4. An invite is an invitation to something such as a party or a meal. (INFORMAL) They haven't got an invite to the wedding. N-COUNT

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. 1. Solicit, bid, summon, call, ask, request. 2. Allure, attract, entice, lead, draw on, prevail upon.

Moby Thesaurus

abet, acquire, affect the interest, aid and abet, appeal, ask, ask for, attract, be attractive, be responsible for, beckon, bid, bid come, biddance, bidding, bring down, bring on, bring upon, call, call in, calling, concern, contract, countenance, court, encourage, engage, engraved invitation, entice, excite, excite interest, fall in with, fall into, fascinate, feed, fetch, foster, gain, get, give encouragement, incur, interest, inveigle, invitation, involve in, issue an invitation, keep in countenance, lure, nourish, nurture, pique, provoke, run, solicit, stimulate, summon, summons, tantalize, tease, tempt, tickle, titillate, welcome, whet the appetite, woo


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