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Adjective: inviting  in'vI-ting
  1. Attractive and tempting
    "an inviting offer"
Verb: invite  in'vIt
  1. Increase the likelihood of
    "invite criticism";
    - ask for
     
  2. Ask someone to one's house; give an invitation to
    "Can I invite you for dinner on Sunday night?";
    - ask over, ask round
     
  3. Give rise to a desire by being attractive or inviting
    "the window displays invited the shoppers";
    - tempt
     
  4. Ask someone in a friendly way to do something
    - bid
     
  5. Have as a guest
    "I invited them to a restaurant";
    - pay for
     
  6. Ask to enter
    "We invited the neighbours in for a cup of coffee";
    - ask in
     
  7. Request the participation or presence of
    "The organizers invite submissions of papers for the conference";
    - call for
     
  8. Express willingness to have in one's home or environs
    "The community warmly invited the refugees";
    - receive, take in

See also: attractive, invitatory, invite out, tantalising [Brit], tantalizing, tempting

Type of: arouse, bespeak, call for, elicit, enkindle, evoke, excite, fire, interact, kindle, provoke, quest, raise, request, shake, shake up, stimulate, stir

Antonym: uninviting

Encyclopedia: Invite