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invite

in·vite

invite

 
pronunciation:
ihn vaIt
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: invited, invites, inviting
definition 1: to politely ask (someone) to attend or come.
The couple invited one hundred guests to their wedding.I see her at work, but she has never invited me to her house before.
synonyms:
ask
similar words:
call, summon
definition 2: to kindly or formally ask (someone) to do something.
Since the roads were icy, the couple invited the guests to stay the night.She was invited to give the keynote speech at the conference.
definition 3: to welcome or encourage.
The speaker invited questions from the audience.
synonyms:
encourage
similar words:
prompt, solicit, tempt, welcome, woo
definition 4: to attract or entice.
The alluring advertisement invited interest in the product.
synonyms:
entice, tempt
similar words:
appeal, attract, beckon, draw, lure
definition 5: to provoke by doing or saying.
His actions invited disaster.
synonyms:
encourage, inspire
similar words:
advance, foster, further, promote, provoke
derivation: invited (adj.)
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