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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyinvite out
he/she/itinvites out
present participleinviting out
past tenseinvited out
past participleinvited out
  1. invite someone out to invite someone to go somewhere such as a restaurant or cinema with you, often because you want to start a romantic or sexual relationship with them

    I’m thinking of inviting him out to the theatre.

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