What does invite mean?

Definitions for inviteɪnˈvaɪt; ˈɪn vaɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word invite.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. invite(verb)

    a colloquial expression for invitation

    "he didn't get no invite to the party"

  2. invite, ask for(verb)

    increase the likelihood of

    "ask for trouble"; "invite criticism"

  3. invite, ask over, ask round(verb)

    invite someone to one's house

    "Can I invite you for dinner on Sunday night?"

  4. tempt, invite(verb)

    give rise to a desire by being attractive or inviting

    "the window displays tempted the shoppers"

  5. invite, bid(verb)

    ask someone in a friendly way to do something

  6. invite, pay for(verb)

    have as a guest

    "I invited them to a restaurant"

  7. invite, ask in(verb)

    ask to enter

    "We invited the neighbors in for a cup of coffee"

  8. invite, call for(verb)

    request the participation or presence of

    "The organizers invite submissions of papers for the conference"

  9. receive, take in, invite(verb)

    express willingness to have in one's home or environs

    "The community warmly received the refugees"

Wiktionary

  1. invite(Noun)

    An invitation.

  2. invite(Verb)

    To ask for the presence or participation of someone or something.

    We invited our friends round for dinner.

  3. invite(Verb)

    To request formally.

    I invite you all to be seated.

  4. invite(Verb)

    To encourage.

  5. Origin: Ultimately from invito.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Invite(verb)

    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

  2. Invite(verb)

    to allure; to draw to; to tempt to come; to induce by pleasure or hope; to attract

  3. Invite(verb)

    to give occasion for; as, to invite criticism

  4. Invite(verb)

    to give invitation

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Invite

    in-vīt′, v.t. to ask: to summon: to allure: to attract.—v.i. to ask in invitation.—n. Invitā′tion, the act of inviting: an asking or solicitation, the written or verbal form with which a person is invited: the brief exhortation introducing the confession in the Anglican communion-office.—adj. Invit′ātory, using or containing invitation.—n. a form of invitation in worship, esp. the antiphon to the Venite or 95th Psalm.—ns. Invite′ment (Lamb), allurement, temptation; Invit′er.—p.adj. Invit′ing, alluring: attractive.—n. (Shak.) invitation.—adv. Invit′ingly, in an inviting manner.—n. Invit′ingness, attractiveness. [Fr.,—L. invitāre, -ātum.]

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'invite' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2858

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'invite' in Verbs Frequency: #327

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of invite in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of invite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Images & Illustrations of invite

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