invite

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See also: invité

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle French inviter, from Latin invītō. Displaced native Old English laþian.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

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.
    Synonym: ask out
  2. (transitive) To request formally.
    I invite you all to be seated.
    Synonyms: ask, beseech, entreat, request
  3. (transitive) To encourage.
    I always invite criticism of my definitions.
    Wearing that skimpy dress, you are bound to invite attention.
    Synonyms: ask for, encourage, provoke
  4. (transitive) To allure; to draw to; to tempt to come; to induce by pleasure or hope; to attract.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From the verb invite.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

invite (plural invites)

  1. (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.
Translations[edit]

Asturian[edit]

Verb[edit]

invite

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

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

invite

  1. inflection of inviter:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

invīte

  1. vocative masculine singular of invītus

References[edit]

  • 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

Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

invite

  1. third-person singular/plural present subjunctive of invita

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

invite m (plural invites)

  1. (Mexico) invite, invitation

Verb[edit]

invite

  1. inflection of invitar:
    1. first-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular present subjunctive
    3. third-person singular imperative

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