Invite
Invite In*vite", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Invited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Inviting}.] [L. invitare: cf. F. inviter. See {Vie}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To ask; to request; to bid; to summon; to ask to do some act, or go to some place; esp., to ask to an entertainment or visit; to request the company of; as, to invite to dinner, or a wedding, or an excursion. [1913 Webster]

So many guests invite as here are writ. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

I invite his Grace of Castle Rackrent to reflect on this. --Carlyle. [1913 Webster]

2. To allure; to draw to; to tempt to come; to induce by pleasure or hope; to attract. [1913 Webster]

To inveigle and invite the unwary sense. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Shady groves, that easy sleep invite. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

There no delusive hope invites despair. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

3. To give occasion for; as, to invite criticism.

Syn: To solicit; bid; call; ask; summon; allure; attract; entice; persuade. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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

  • 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

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  • invite — invite, bid, solicit, court, woo are comparable when they mean to request or encourage a person or a thing to come to one or to fall in with one s plans or desires. Invite in its ordinary and usual sense implies a courteous request to go… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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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

  • invite — [in vīt′; ] for n. [ in′vīt΄] vt. invited, inviting [Fr inviter < L invitare < in , IN 1 + ? IE base * wei , to go directly toward, chase after > L via & OE wæthan, to hunt] 1. to ask courteously to come somewhere or do something;… …   English World dictionary

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

  • invite — index call (appeal to), call (summon), motivate, offer (propose), proffer, request …   Law dictionary

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