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Meaning of INVITE

Pronunciation:  [n]'invIt, [v]in'vIt, in'vIt

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

INVITE is a 6 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: ask for, ask in, ask over, ask round, bid, call for, pay for, receive, take in, tempt
 See Also: allure, arouse, ask out, assume, bespeak, bespeak, bespeak, call for, call for, call in, challenge, elicit, enkindle, evoke, excite, fire, interact, invitation, invite out, kindle, provoke, quest, quest, quest, raise, request, request, request, see, shake, shake up, stimulate, stir, take out, tempt, welcome



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \In*vite"\, v. i.
    To give invitation. --Milton.
Thesaurus Terms
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