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See also: invité
- (transitive) To ask for the presence or participation of someone or something.
- We invited our friends round for dinner.
- Synonym: ask out
- (transitive) To request formally.
- (transitive) To encourage.
- I always invite criticism of my definitions.
- Wearing that skimpy dress, you are bound to invite attention.
- 1902, 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], H[enry] Lawes, editor, A Maske Presented at Ludlow Castle, 1634: […] [Comus], London: Printed [by Augustine Matthews] for Hvmphrey Robinson, […], published 1637, OCLC 228715864; 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 1113942837:
- to inveigle and invite th' unwary sense
- 1697, “The Second Book of the Georgics”, in John Dryden, transl., The Works of Virgil: Containing His Pastorals, Georgics, and Æneis. […], London: […] Jacob Tonson, […], OCLC 403869432:
- shady groves, that easy sleep invite
- 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)
- 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