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See also: invité
- (transitive) To ask for the presence or participation of someone or something.
- Synonym: ask out
- We invited our friends round for dinner.
- (transitive) To request formally.
- (transitive) To encourage.
- Synonyms: ask for, encourage, provoke
- I always invite criticism of my definitions.
- Wearing that skimpy dress, you are bound to invite attention.
- 1902, Theodore Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt's Second State of the Union Address:
- The refusal to maintain such a navy would invite trouble, and if trouble came would insure disaster.
- (transitive) To allure; to draw to; to tempt to come; to induce by pleasure or hope; to attract.
- 1634 October 9 (first performance), [John Milton], edited by H[enry] Lawes, A Maske Presented at Ludlow Castle, 1634: […], London: […] [Augustine Matthews] for Hvmphrey Robinson, […], published 1637, →OCLC; reprinted as Comus: […] (Dodd, Mead & Company’s Facsimile Reprints of Rare Books; Literature Series; no. I), New York, N.Y.: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1903, →OCLC:
- to inveigle and invite th' unwary sense
- 1782, William Cowper, The Progress of Error:
- There no delusive hope invites despair.
ask for the presence or participation of someone
encourage — see encourage
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From the verb invite.
invite (plural invites)
- (informal) An invitation.
- 2022 June 29, Paul Stephen, “Network News: Strikes set to escalate as RMT issues rallying call”, in RAIL, number 960, page 6:
- An open invite has been given to all UK workers to join in common cause with the union, as more than 40,000 RMT members at Network Rail and 13 train operating companies walked out on June 21 in the first of three 24-hour strikes over pay, conditions and job security.
- inflection of :
- “invite”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- “invite”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- invite in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
invite m (plural invites)