invite

When you invite a friend to do something, you request her company, or encourage her to come with you. You might invite a group of neighbors to help you throw a block party.

You could invite your friend to join you on a road trip, or invite your parents to your art show at a local gallery. You're making a polite request. Similarly, a newspaper might invite readers' comments, or a school might invite ideas for how to spend grant money. Invite is also casual shorthand for "invitation." When you tempt someone to react, you also invite that reaction: "Your strange film really invites harsh criticism."

Primary Meanings of invite

1.
vn
ask someone in a friendly way to do something
a colloquial expression for invitation
2.
v
increase the likelihood of
Full Definitions of invite
1

v ask someone in a friendly way to do something

Synonyms:
bid
Types:
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allure, tempt
dispose or incline or entice to
challenge
issue a challenge to
provoke, stimulate
provide the needed stimulus for
counterchallenge
challenge in turn
call into question, oppugn, question
challenge the accuracy, probity, or propriety of
impeach
challenge the honesty or veracity of
impugn
attack as false or wrong
dare, defy
challenge
call one's bluff
ask to prove what someone is claiming
call out
challenge to a duel
remand, remit, send back
refer (a matter or legal case) to another committee or authority or court for decision
appeal
take a court case to a higher court for review
action, litigate, process, sue
institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against
litigate
engage in legal proceedings
Type of:
request
ask (a person) to do something

v request the participation or presence of

“The organizers invite submissions of papers for the conference”
Synonyms:
call for
bespeak, call for, quest, request
express the need or desire for; ask for
Type of:
bespeak, call for, quest, request
express the need or desire for; ask for

v have as a guest

“I invited them to a restaurant”
Synonyms:
pay for
Type of:
interact
act together or towards others or with others

v invite someone to one's house

“Can I invite you for dinner on Sunday night?”
Synonyms:
ask over, ask round
ask in
ask to enter
Type of:
bespeak, call for, quest, request
express the need or desire for; ask for

v express willingness to have in one's home or environs

Synonyms:
receive, take in
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welcome
receive someone, as into one's house
absorb
assimilate or take in
see
receive as a specified guest
assume
take up someone's soul into heaven
induct
admit as a member

v ask to enter

“We invited the neighbors in for a cup of coffee”
Synonyms:
ask in
ask over, ask round
invite someone to one's house
Types:
call in
summon to enter
Type of:
bespeak, call for, quest, request
express the need or desire for; ask for

n a colloquial expression for invitation

“he didn't get no invite to the party”
Type of:
invitation
a request (spoken or written) to participate or be present or take part in something
2

v increase the likelihood of

invite criticism”
Synonyms:
ask for
Type of:
arouse, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, kindle, provoke, raise
call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

v give rise to a desire by being attractive or inviting

Synonyms:
tempt
Type of:
excite, shake, shake up, stimulate, stir
stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of

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