• (verb): Invite someone to one's house.
    Example: "Can I invite you for dinner on Sunday night?"
    Synonyms: ask over, ask round
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "invite":

  • (noun): A colloquial expression for invitation.
    Example: "He didn't get no invite to the party"
  • (verb): Ask to enter.
    Synonyms: ask in
  • (verb): Request the participation or presence of.
    Example: "The organizers invite submissions of papers for the conference"
    Synonyms: call for
  • (verb): Express willingness to have in one's home or environs.
    Synonyms: receive, take in
  • (verb): Give rise to a desire by being attractive or inviting.
    Synonyms: tempt
  • (verb): Have as a guest.
    Synonyms: pay for
  • (verb): Ask someone in a friendly way to do something.
    Synonyms: bid
  • (verb): Increase the likelihood of.
    Example: "Invite criticism"
    Synonyms: ask for

Famous quotes containing the word invite:

    The too much contemplation of these limits induces meanness. They who talk much of destiny, their birth-star, &c., are in a lower dangerous plane, and invite the evils they fear.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind.
    Bible: New Testament, Luke 14:13.


    What did she say?—Just what she ought, of course. A lady always does.—She said enough to show there need not be despair—and to invite him to say more himself.
    Jane Austen (1775–1817)