What does invite mean?

Definitions for invite
ɪnˈvaɪt; ˈɪn vaɪtin·vite

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.

    Etymology: Ultimately from invito.

  2. invite(Verb)

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

    We invited our friends round for dinner.

    Etymology: Ultimately from invito.

  3. invite(Verb)

    To request formally.

    I invite you all to be seated.

    Etymology: Ultimately from invito.

  4. invite(Verb)

    To encourage.

    Etymology: 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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. invite

    To request to attend.

    The invite to their wedding did request people to just come to have fun and bring some food to celebrate their love and unity.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 20, 2020  

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

How to pronounce invite?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say invite in sign language?

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

Examples of invite in a Sentence

  1. Yukiya Amano:

    I invite member states which are in a position to do so to make the necessary funding available as soon as possible in order to ensure smooth continuation of our activities.

  2. Congressional Black Caucus:

    I've reached out to congratulate all of the newly-elected African American Members of Congress on their win, including Representatives-Elect Love and Hurd, and to invite them to join the Congressional Black Caucus, government is most effective when both parties work together for the greater good of the country. I have no doubt that all of the new Members of Congressional Black Caucus will bring their own unique perspective and skills, further solidifying our strength as a Caucus.

  3. Suzanne Bissell:

    I've never been political ever, and I'm willing to do whatever El Paso takes to help him, like we're going to have a party at our house for him and invite friends. That's not something I usually do. I'm kind of a private, I don't like to talk about politics with friends, but I'm willing to do it for him.

  4. Pope Francis:

    I like to laugh. It helps me to feel closer to God and closer to other people. When we laugh with each other -- and not at each other -- God's love is present in a special way, i invite you to share your joy with a laugh! God longs for you to be happy!

  5. Grover Cleveland:

    There is no calamity which a great nation can invite which equals that which follows a supine submission to wrong and injustice and the consequent loss of national self-respect and honor, beneath which are shielded and defended a people's safety and greatness.

Images & Illustrations of invite

  1. inviteinviteinviteinviteinvite

Popularity rank by frequency of use

invite#1#5412#10000

Translations for invite

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for invite »

Translation

Find a translation for the invite definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these invite definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "invite." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 22 Apr. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/invite>.

    Are we missing a good definition for invite? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    either of two different animal or plant species living in close association but not interdependent
    • A. commensal
    • B. jejune
    • C. bonzer
    • D. pecuniary

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for invite:


    Definitions.net

    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.