What does invite mean?

Definitions for invite
ɪnˈvaɪt; ˈɪn vaɪtin·vite

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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?

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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. Zac Brown:

    Not only do we have the opportunity to perform for our fans for the first time in a while, but more importantly, we can raise crucial funds that support the mental health and well-being of our veterans, all men and women who have served deserve our deepest gratitude, and we invite you to celebrate and support them through music and community.

  2. Jeremy Corbyn:

    I decided to invite Donald Trump on his visit to Britain to come with me to my constituency because he has problems with Mexicans and he has problems with Muslims, as you know my wife is Mexican and my constituency is very, very multi-cultural so what I was going to do was go down to the mosque with him and let him talk to people there.

  3. Prawit Rattanapian:

    The student volunteers will not explain whether the constitution is good or bad but will invite people to exercise their right to vote.

  4. 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.

  5. Cory Booker:

    I understand the penalty comes with potentially ousting me from the Senate, i openly invite and accept the consequences.

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