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

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How to say invite in sign language?

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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. Molly Ritner:

    Our ultimate goal is not much different than it would be if we were in an in-person campaign. We are looking for ways to engage new supporters and invite them to take action with the campaign and build our frankly, army, of volunteers, and secondarily we are looking for opportunities to connect with voters in a way that meets them where they are.

  2. Michael Rea:

    So what Romans 13 might invite us to do is just ask what God might be doing with some particular leader, in the case of Donald Trump, I am tempted to say God might have been working to discredit the forces in evangelicalism that contributed so much to his being elected.

  3. Arnold Schwarzenegger:

    I blew up my neighbor’s car. Eric Stonestreet, he was very upset, he was so angry. He is not going to invite me to his Fourth of July bar-b-que, which is hitting below the belt.

  4. Kayleigh McEnany:

    The United States receives thousands of intelligence reports a day and they are subject to strict scrutiny. While the White House does not routinely comment on alleged intelligence or internal deliberations, the CIA Director, National Security Advisor, and the Chief of Staff can all confirm that neither the President nor the Vice President were briefed on the alleged Russian bounty intelligence, this does not speak to the merit of the alleged intelligence but to the inaccuracy of the New York Times story erroneously suggesting that President Trump was briefed on this matter. The reporting quickly became fodder for the 2020 presidential campaign. During a town hall Saturday, former Vice President Joe Biden brought up the shocking revelation that Trump reportedly knew of the bounties for months and slammed the president for doing worse than nothing. Not only has he failed to sanction or impose any kind of consequences on Russia for this egregious violation of international law, Donald Trump has continued his embarrassing campaign of deference and debasing himself before Vladimir Putin, Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, said. He has had this information according to the Times, and yet he offered to host Putin in the United States and sought to invite Russia to rejoin the G7. His entire presidency has been a gift to Putin. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., questioned how Trump could hold an amicable relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin -- even welcoming him to a G-7 Summit in America -- while his regime was reportedly trying to kill Americans.

  5. David Viscott:

    To fail is a natural consequence of trying, To succeed takes time and prolonged effort in the face of unfriendly odds. To think it will be any other way, no matter what you do, is to invite yourself to be hurt and to limit your enthusiasm for trying again.

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