Invite - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪnˈvaɪt|  American pronunciation of the word invite
Brit.  |ɪnˈvaɪt|  British pronunciation of the word invite


- a colloquial expression for invitation
he didn't get no invite to the party


- increase the likelihood of
invite criticism
- invite someone to one's house
Can I invite you for dinner on Sunday night?
- give rise to a desire by being attractive or inviting (syn: tempt)
- ask someone in a friendly way to do something (syn: bid)
- have as a guest
I invited them to a restaurant
- ask to enter
We invited the neighbors in for a cup of coffee
- request the participation or presence of
The organizers invite submissions of papers for the conference
- express willingness to have in one's home or environs (syn: receive, take in)

Extra examples

I visited their house once, but they've never invited me back.

I'm planning to invite them for the weekend.

Aren't you going to invite me in for a coffee?

The event is limited to invited guests.

Employees are invited to apply for the new position.

The college invited her to speak at the graduation ceremony.

The company invites suggestions from customers.

Did you send out the invites to the party?

Everyone is cordially invited.

We invited them over to our place for a drink.

The questions from the audience are invited.

The hour invites.

I invite your attention to this side of the question.

The characteristics of this period invite our inquiries.

Who should we invite to the party?

Word forms

I/you/we/they: invite
he/she/it: invites
present participle: inviting
past tense: invited
past participle: invited
singular: invite
plural: invites
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