Meaning of invite

in•vite

Pronunciation: (v.in-vīt'n.in'vīt), [key]
— v., n. -vit•ed, -vit•ing,
—v.t.
  1. to request the presence or participation of in a kindly, courteous, or complimentary way, esp. to request to come or go to some place, gathering, entertainment, etc., or to do something: to invite friends to dinner.
  2. to request politely or formally: to invite donations.
  3. to act so as to bring on or render probable: to invite accidents by fast driving.
  4. to call forth or give occasion for: Those big shoes invite laughter.
  5. to attract, allure, entice, or tempt.
—v.i.
  1. to give invitation; offer attractions or allurements.
—n.
  1. an invitation.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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