invite - definition and synonyms

 
 
 
verb [transitive] 

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/ɪnˈvaɪt/
present tense
I/you/we/theyinvite
he/she/itinvites
present participleinviting
past tenseinvited
past participleinvited
  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 neighbours 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.

    1. a.
      to say formally that you would like to receive something from someone