See also: invité

English edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Middle French inviter, from Latin invītō. Displaced native Old English laþian.

Pronunciation edit

  • enPR: ĭnvīt', IPA(key): /ɪnˈvaɪt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɪt

Verb edit

invite (third-person singular simple present invites, present participle inviting, simple past and past participle invited)

  1. (transitive) To ask for the presence or participation of someone or something.
    Synonym: ask out
    We invited our friends round for dinner.
  2. (transitive) To request formally.
    Synonyms: ask, beseech, entreat, request
    I invite you all to be seated.
  3. (transitive) To encourage.
    Synonyms: ask for, encourage, provoke
    I always invite criticism of my definitions.
    Wearing that skimpy dress, you are bound to invite attention.
  4. (transitive) To allure; to draw to; to tempt to come; to induce by pleasure or hope; to attract.
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Etymology 2 edit

From the verb invite.

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invite (plural invites)

  1. (informal) An invitation.
    • 2022 June 29, Paul Stephen, “Network News: Strikes set to escalate as RMT issues rallying call”, in RAIL, number 960, page 6:
      An open invite has been given to all UK workers to join in common cause with the union, as more than 40,000 RMT members at Network Rail and 13 train operating companies walked out on June 21 in the first of three 24-hour strikes over pay, conditions and job security.
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invite

  1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive of invitar

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invite

  1. inflection of inviter:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

Latin edit

Adjective edit

invīte

  1. vocative masculine singular of invītus

References edit

  • invite”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • invite”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • invite in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette

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invite

  1. third-person singular/plural present subjunctive of invita

Spanish edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /imˈbite/ [ĩmˈbi.t̪e]
  • Rhymes: -ite
  • Syllabification: in‧vi‧te

Etymology 1 edit

Deverbal from invitar.

Noun edit

invite m (plural invites)

  1. (Mexico) invite, invitation

Etymology 2 edit

Verb edit

invite

  1. inflection of invitar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative

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