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invite

in·vite

invite

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn vaIt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: invited, invites, inviting
definition 1: to ask in a polite way to come somewhere or do something.
Dora's friend invited her to spend the night.
synonyms:
ask
similar words:
call, summon
definition 2: to welcome or ask for.
The farmer invited questions from the children about the animals on his farm.
synonyms:
encourage
similar words:
prompt, welcome
definition 3: to bring about by doing or saying; to risk causing.
He invited an accident by talking on the phone while driving on the busy highway.
synonyms:
inspire
similar words:
advance, foster, further, promote, provoke
derivation: invited (adj.)
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