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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
Noun: invite  in'vIt
  1. A colloquial expression for invitation
    "he didn't get no invite to the party"

Derived forms: invites, invited, inviting

See also: ask, invite out

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

Encyclopedia: Invite