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verb [transitive] invite pronunciation in American English /ɪnˈvaɪt/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleinviting
past tenseinvited
past participleinvited
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  1. 1
    to ask someone to come to see you or to spend time with you socially

    How many people did you invite?

    invite someone to/for something:

    We’ve invited all the neighbors to a barbecue.

    Why don’t you invite them for a drink?

    invite someone to do something:

    They’ve invited me to eat at their house tonight.

  2. 2
    [often passive] to formally ask someone to do something or go somewhere

    He gave a speech to an invited audience at the museum last night.

    invite someone to do something:

    Leaders of the warring factions were invited to attend peace talks in Geneva.

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