What does invite mean?

Definitions for invite
ɪnˈvaɪt; ˈɪn vaɪtin·vite

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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.

    Etymology: Ultimately from invito.

  2. inviteverb

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

    We invited our friends round for dinner.

    Etymology: Ultimately from invito.

  3. inviteverb

    To request formally.

    I invite you all to be seated.

    Etymology: Ultimately from invito.

  4. inviteverb

    To encourage.

    Etymology: Ultimately from invito.

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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  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
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Samantha Power:

    We invite candidates to be presented with proven leadership and managerial abilities, extensive experience in international relations and strong diplomatic, communication and multilingual skills.

  2. Jenna Drenten:

    This wedding is extra special because we have a legitimate interest in the wedding, it is like we have an invite.

  3. Barack Obama:

    Whether we like country or rap or rock, 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.

  4. Cory Booker:

    I understand the penalty comes with potential ousting from Judiciary Committee, i openly invite and accept the consequences of my team releasing that email right now.

  5. Matt Schlapp:

    Anybody who thinks that if Ronald Reagan was alive today and in Ronald Reagan prime that Ronald Reagan wouldn't be accepted by Ronald Reagan Republican primary electorate, I would invite that person to run against Ronald Reagan, he would clean their clock.

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