Definition of Invite

1. Noun. A colloquial expression for invitation. "He didn't get no invite to the party"

Generic synonyms: Invitation

2. Verb. Increase the likelihood of. "Invite criticism"
Exact synonyms: Ask For
Generic synonyms: Arouse, Elicit, Enkindle, Evoke, Fire, Kindle, Provoke, Raise
Derivative terms: Invitation

3. Verb. Invite someone to one's house. "They invite him to write the letter"; "Can I invite you for dinner on Sunday night?"
Exact synonyms: Ask Over, Ask Round
Generic synonyms: Bespeak, Call For, Quest, Request
Related verbs: Ask In
Derivative terms: Invitation, Invitatory, Invitee

4. Verb. Give rise to a desire by being attractive or inviting. "The window displays tempted the shoppers"
Exact synonyms: Tempt
Generic synonyms: Excite, Shake, Shake Up, Stimulate, Stir
Derivative terms: Invitation, Temptable, Temptation, Tempter

5. Verb. Ask someone in a friendly way to do something. "They invite him to write the letter"
Exact synonyms: Bid
Generic synonyms: Request
Specialized synonyms: Allure, Tempt, Challenge
Derivative terms: Biddable, Bidding, Invitation

6. Verb. Have as a guest. ; "I invited them to a restaurant"
Exact synonyms: Pay For
Generic synonyms: Interact
Derivative terms: Invitation, Invitatory, Invitee
Also: Invite Out

7. Verb. Ask to enter. "We invited the neighbors in for a cup of coffee"
Exact synonyms: Ask In
Generic synonyms: Bespeak, Call For, Quest, Request
Specialized synonyms: Call In
Related verbs: Ask Over, Ask Round
Derivative terms: Invitation

8. Verb. Request the participation or presence of. "The organizers invite submissions of papers for the conference"
Exact synonyms: Call For
Generic synonyms: Bespeak, Call For, Quest, Request
Related verbs: Bespeak, Call For, Quest, Request
Derivative terms: Invitation, Invitatory

9. Verb. Express willingness to have in one's home or environs. "Sam cannot invite Sue "; "The community warmly received the refugees"
Exact synonyms: Receive, Take In
Specialized synonyms: Welcome, Absorb, See, Assume, Induct
Derivative terms: Invitation, Receptive

Definition of Invite

1. v. t. 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. v. i. To give invitation.

Definition of Invite

1. Verb. (transitive) To ask for the presence or participation of someone or something. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To request formally. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To encourage. ¹

4. Noun. (informal) An invitation. ¹

¹ Source:

Definition of Invite

1. to request the presence of [v -VITED, -VITING, -VITES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Invite

invisible spectrum
invite (current term)
invite out

Literary usage of Invite

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"Vet have they many baits and guileful spells To inveigle and invite the unwary sense ;' Milton, Comus, 537, 538. And see Spenser, FQ i. lì. 32. ..."

2. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton (1913)
"Far from continuing to see Undine through her French friends' eyes she would probably invite them to view her compatriot through the searching lens of her ..."

3. The Spectator by Joseph Addison, Richard Steele (1830)
"... bringing along with them the clusters of grapes, and delicious fruits, that might invite their companions into the pleasant country which produced them. ..."

4. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1889)
"... 83 ' with the verse,— When Age and Art and Industry beside Doth all invite, Experience being guide. Then who will say but surely this may be A piece of ..."

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