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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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. 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. Nicolas Maduro:

    Marleni Olivo, we're going to invite her to my [TV and radio] show, 'In Touch with Maduro.' She had a housing problem, right? And, Marleni, I have approved it already, as part of the Great Housing Mission of Venezuela, you will get an apartment and it will be given to you in the next few hours. Tomorrow, no later than the day after tomorrow, we will give it to you.

  3. Cynthia Deitle:

    Mr. Barr, you cannot have it both ways. If you believe that employers should have the right to terminate transgender employees, just because they are transgender, then you believe they are lesser than and not worthy of protection. If so, you need not invite us to future events at the Department of Justice.

  4. 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.

  5. Daniel Ortega:

    I invite (protesters) to end the confrontation and that all of us unite to give people the peace that Nicaragua needs.

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