Definitions for invite
ɪnˈvaɪt; ˈɪn vaɪtin·vite
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word invite.
a colloquial expression for invitation
"he didn't get no invite to the party"
invite, ask forverb
increase the likelihood of
"ask for trouble"; "invite criticism"
invite, ask over, ask roundverb
invite someone to one's house
"Can I invite you for dinner on Sunday night?"
give rise to a desire by being attractive or inviting
"the window displays tempted the shoppers"
ask someone in a friendly way to do something
invite, pay forverb
have as a guest
"I invited them to a restaurant"
invite, ask inverb
ask to enter
"We invited the neighbors in for a cup of coffee"
invite, call forverb
request the participation or presence of
"The organizers invite submissions of papers for the conference"
receive, take in, inviteverb
express willingness to have in one's home or environs
"The community warmly received the refugees"
To ask for the presence or participation of someone or something.
We invited our friends round for dinner.
To request formally.
I invite you all to be seated.
Etymology: Ultimately from invito.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
To ask or call to any thing pleasing.
Etymology: invito, Latin.
All things invite
To peaceful counsels. John Milton.
An invite is a request, offer, or proposal to someone to attend or participate in a particular event or engagement. It can be a written or spoken solicitation for someone's presence, participation, or involvement in activities like parties, meetings, games, celebrations, or ceremonies.
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
to allure; to draw to; to tempt to come; to induce by pleasure or hope; to attract
to give occasion for; as, to invite criticism
to give invitation
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
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
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'invite' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2858
Rank popularity for the word 'invite' in Verbs Frequency: #327
The numerical value of invite in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of invite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Invite the man that loves thee to a feast, but let alone thine enemy.
It’s customary to invite the president, if you’re going to invite President President Trump, you need to know President Trump’s going to be President Trump. President Trump was doing what President Trump does.
We wish to invite the ELN to join this initiative of a unilateral ceasefire like the FARC has done and invite them to reach an agreement as soon as possible on the agenda points we have been discussing for some time.
Angels invite themselves, but you invite your own demons.
Mark Hansen was a kind of a shady Hollywood mogul type, he owned a number of movie theaters in Hollywood and he was a multimillionaire. He also had a number of rooming houses and his own apartment just off Hollywood Boulevard… He was separated from his wife, who had a house on the Hollywood Hills with their two daughters. He had a great lifestyle in his apartment… where he would invite girls if he liked their looks… he would invite them to stay with obviously a promise that they were going to make it big as movie stars. Sooner or later, they would probably be booted out or end up as dancers in one of his nightclubs.
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- دعى, دعاArabic
- çağırmaq, dəvət etməkAzerbaijani
- запраша́ць, запрасі́цьBelarusian
- ка́ня, пока́нвамBulgarian
- আমন্ত্রণ করাBengali
- invitació, invitar, convidarCatalan, Valencian
- zvát, pozvatCzech
- invitere, indbydeDanish
- Einladung, einladenGerman
- convidar, invitación, invitarSpanish
- فراخواندن, دعوت كردن, خواهش کردنPersian
- kutsua, kutsuFinnish
- inviter, invitationFrench
- iarrScottish Gaelic
- הזמין, הזמנהHebrew
- आमंत्रित करनाHindi
- boð, bjóðaIcelandic
- invitare, invitoItalian
- 招待, 招く, 誘う, 請うJapanese
- adhibeo, invitoLatin
- alueden, invitéierenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- aicināt, lūgtLatvian
- ка́ни, по́каниMacedonian
- ajak, menjemputMalay
- invitere, innbyNorwegian
- хонынOssetian, Ossetic
- zapraszać, zaprosićPolish
- بللPashto, Pushto
- convidar, convitePortuguese
- пригласи́ть, звать, позва́ть, приглаша́ть, попроси́ть, приглашение, проси́тьRussian
- pozvati, zvati, звати, позватиSerbo-Croatian
- zvať, pozvaťSlovak
- povabiti, vabitiSlovene
- inbjuda, inviteraSwedish
- даъват кардан, ҷеғ заданTajik
- çagarmak, çagyrmakTurkmen
- çağırmak, davet etmekTurkish
- запроси́ти, запро́шуватиUkrainian
- taklif qilmoqUzbek
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