invite

invite
1 /In'vaIt/ verb (T)
1 to ask someone to come to a party, wedding, meal etc: invite sb to sth: Who should we invite to the party? | invite sb to do sth: I'm thinking of inviting them to spend the summer with me in Italy. | invite sb for a drink/meal etc: Why don't you invite her for a drink at the club one evening? | be invited: I'm afraid I wasn't invited.
2 formal to politely ask someone to do something: invite sb to do sth: The interviewer invited Senator Axelmann to comment on recent events.
3 to encourage something bad such as trouble or criticism to happen to you, especially without intending to: Any government that sells arms to these dictators is inviting trouble.
invite sb along phrasal verb (T) to ask someone if they would like to come with you when you are going somewhere: We were going to the beach and I decided to invite her along. invite sb back phrasal verb (T) to ask someone to come to your home, hotel etc after you have been out somewhere together: Richard often used to invite me back for coffee after the show. invite sb in phrasal verb (T) to ask someone to come into your home: Mr Vosset came to the door but didn't invite me in. invite sb over phrasal verb (T) to ask someone to come to your home, usually for a drink or a meal: Max has invited me over for dinner. 2 noun (C) informal an invitation to a party, meal etc

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • invité — invite [ ɛ̃vit ] n. f. • 1767; de inviter 1 ♦ Jeux de cartes, vx Appel. 2 ♦ (fin XIX e) Invitation indirecte plus ou moins déguisée (à faire qqch.). « l invite à la riposte » (Courteline). « C était une invite à le laisser » (A. Gide). Une invite …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • invite — in‧vite [ɪnˈvaɪt] verb [transitive] 1. to offer someone the opportunity to do something: invite somebody to do something • Contractors will then be invited to tender for the work. • Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates. •… …   Financial and business terms

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  • invite — noun (with the stress on the first syllable). This is a good example of a word that has been in more or less continuous use since the 17c but has not attained the acceptability afforded to its rival, invitation. Dr Johnson must have known it but… …   Modern English usage

  • invité — invité, ée (in vi té, tée) part. passé d inviter. Les personnes invitées au bal. •   Qu invité chez la reine, il ait soin de s y rendre, RAC. Esth. II, 7.    Substantivement. Quel est le nombre des invités ? …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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  • Invite — In*vite , v. i. To give invitation. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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