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invitation

in·vi·ta·tion

invitation

 
 
pronunciation:
In vih teI shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of inviting.
definition 2: a spoken or written request for one's participation or involvement.
 
similar words:
bid, call
definition 3: an allurement or attraction, often unspoken.
His glances were an invitation to come closer.
similar words:
call
derivation: invitational (adj.)