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Definition of "invite" []

  • To ask for the presence or participation of: invite friends to dinner; invite writers to a conference. (verb-transitive)
  • To request formally: invited us to be seated. (verb-transitive)
  • To welcome; encourage: invite questions from the audience. (verb-transitive)
  • To tend to bring on; provoke: "Divisions at home would invite dangers from abroad” ( John Jay). (verb-transitive)
  • To entice; tempt. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "invite" in a sentence
  • "Select all if ($invite-config [ 'enable_key'] & & $invite -"
  • "And there's a canny little visual push-pull about the way the picture invites the eye to run up from the miniature figures at the bottom through the landscape they must traverse to the mountains at the top, at the same time that the words of the title invite the eye to work their way down from 'The' to 'Rings'."
  • "In a commercial unveiled on Wednesday, a bikini-clad Britney Spears doubles as a mind reader, as she wishes for a personal invite from the British comic — who is back to host the program for the second year in a row."