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. inviteverb

    a colloquial expression for invitation

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

  2. invite, ask forverb

    increase the likelihood of

    "ask for trouble"; "invite criticism"

  3. invite, ask over, ask roundverb

    invite someone to one's house

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

  4. tempt, inviteverb

    give rise to a desire by being attractive or inviting

    "the window displays tempted the shoppers"

  5. invite, bidverb

    ask someone in a friendly way to do something

  6. invite, pay forverb

    have as a guest

    "I invited them to a restaurant"

  7. invite, ask inverb

    ask to enter

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

  8. invite, call forverb

    request the participation or presence of

    "The organizers invite submissions of papers for the conference"

  9. receive, take in, inviteverb

    express willingness to have in one's home or environs

    "The community warmly received the refugees"

Wiktionary

  1. invitenoun

    An invitation.

  2. inviteverb

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

    We invited our friends round for dinner.

  3. inviteverb

    To request formally.

    I invite you all to be seated.

  4. inviteverb

    To encourage.

  5. Etymology: Ultimately from invito.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To INVITEverb

    Etymology: invito, Latin; inviter, French.

    If thou be invited of a mighty man, withdraw thyself. Ecclus. i. 39.

    He comes invited by a younger son. John Milton.

    When much company is invited, then be as sparing as possible of your coals. Jonathan Swift.

    A war upon the Turks is more worthy than upon any other Gentiles, though facility and hope of success might invite some other choice. Francis Bacon.

    Nor art thou such
    Created, or such place hast here to dwell,
    As may not oft invite, though spirits of heav'n,
    To visit thee. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. v.

    The liberal contributions such teachers met with, served still to invite more labourers into that work. Decay of Piety.

    Shady groves, that easy sleep invite,
    And after toilsome days a soft repose at night. John Dryden, Virgil.

  2. To Inviteverb

    To ask or call to any thing pleasing.

    Etymology: invito, Latin.

    All things invite
    To peaceful counsels. John Milton.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inviteverb

    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. Inviteverb

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

  3. Inviteverb

    to give occasion for; as, to invite criticism

  4. Inviteverb

    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  

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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

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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. Michelle Obama:

    Music helps us share ourselves -- our dignity and sorrows, our hopes and joys, it allows us to hear one another, to invite each other in. Music shows us that all of it matters -- every story within every voice, every note within every song.

  2. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy:

    The virus is here. We did not ask for it, we did not invite it. We did not choose it. But with the passing of the bill you will see that we will fight it together, and we will win together.

  3. Peggy Caruso:

    When you leave work, be in the moment, when you go out from the [ home office ] pretend you're coming home and invite yourself to dinner. Put the phone down, disconnect from work, and be in mindset that the family needs a healthy meal together to talk about the day.

  4. Dariusz Mazurkiewicz:

    Enlarging the scope of our activity with this kind of player ... means that we are building a very interesting acceptance network, not only for Polish bank customers, it might be any other bank customer, the next step will be to invite banks from other countries and this is why we want to concentrate our efforts right now on our region, central Europe.

  5. Damian Collins:

    But we did not invite Sepp Blatter here today. We see him as part of the problem, not part of the solution.

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