Definitions for: Invite


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


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

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

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