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Webster 1913 Edition


Invite

In-vite′

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Invited
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Inviting
.]
[L.
invitare
: cf. F.
inviter
. See
Vie
.]
1.
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
.
So many guests
invite
as here are writ.
Shakespeare
I
invite
his Grace of Castle Rackrent to reflect on this.
Carlyle.
2.
To allure; to draw to; to tempt to come; to induce by pleasure or hope; to attract.
To inveigle and
invite
the unwary sense.
Milton.
Shady groves, that easy sleep
invite
.
Dryden.
There no delusive hope
invites
despair.
Cowper.
Syn. – To solicit; bid; call; ask; summon; allure; attract; entice; persuade.

In-vite′

,
Verb.
I.
To give invitation.
Milton.

Webster 1828 Edition


Invite

INVI'TE

,
Verb.
T.
[L. invito.]
1.
To ask to do some act or to go to some place; to request the company of a person; as, to invite one to dine or sup; to invite friends to a wedding; to invite company to an entertainment; to invite one to an excursion into the country.
2.
To allure; to draw to; to tempt to come; to induce by pleasure or hope.
--Shady groves, that easy sleep invite.
3.
To present should be in a situation not to invite hostilities.

Definition 2022


invite

invite

See also: invité

English

Pronunciation

  • enPR: ĭnvīt', IPA(key): /ɪnˈvaɪt/
  • Rhymes: -aɪt

Verb

invite (third-person singular simple present invites, present participle inviting, simple past and past participle invited)

  1. (transitive) To ask for the presence or participation of someone or something.
    We invited our friends round for dinner.
  2. (transitive) To request formally.
    I invite you all to be seated.
  3. (transitive) To encourage.
    I always invite criticism of my definitions.
    Wearing that skimpy dress, you are bound to invite attention.
  4. (transitive) To allure; to draw to; to tempt to come; to induce by pleasure or hope; to attract.
    • Milton
      to inveigle and invite the unwary sense
    • Dryden
      shady groves, that easy sleep invite
    • Cowper
      There no delusive hope invites despair.
Synonyms
Translations

Etymology 2

From the verb invite.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: ĭn'vīt, IPA(key): /ˈɪnvaɪt/

Noun

invite (plural invites)

  1. (informal) An invitation.
Translations

Asturian

Verb

invite

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of invitar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of invitar

French

Verb

invite

  1. first-person singular present indicative of inviter
  2. third-person singular present indicative of inviter
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of inviter
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of inviter
  5. second-person singular imperative of inviter

Latin

Adjective

invīte

  1. vocative masculine singular of invītus

References


Spanish

Verb

invite

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of invitar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of invitar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of invitar.