See also: invité

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle French inviter, from Latin invītō.

PronunciationEdit

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

VerbEdit

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.
    We invited our friends round for dinner.
  2. (transitive) To request formally.
    I invite you all to be seated.
  3. (transitive) To encourage.
    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.
    • 1634 October 9 (first performance), [John Milton], H[enry] Lawes, editor, A Maske Presented at Ludlow Castle, 1634: [] [Comus], London: Printed [by Augustine Matthews] for Hvmphrey Robinson, [], published 1637, OCLC 228715864; reprinted as Comus: [] (Dodd, Mead & Company’s Facsimile Reprints of Rare Books; Literature Series; no. I), New York, N.Y.: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1903, OCLC 1113942837:
      to inveigle and invite th' unwary sense
    • (Can we date this quote by Dryden and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      shady groves, that easy sleep invite
    • (Can we date this quote by Cowper and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      There no delusive hope invites despair.
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Etymology 2Edit

From the verb invite.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

invite (plural invites)

  1. (informal) An invitation.
TranslationsEdit

AsturianEdit

VerbEdit

invite

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

FrenchEdit

VerbEdit

invite

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

LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

invīte

  1. vocative masculine singular of invītus

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RomanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

invite

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

SpanishEdit

VerbEdit

invite

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of invitar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of invitar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of invitar.