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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Invite  \In*vite"\,  v.  i. 
  To  give  invitation.  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Invite  \In*vite"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Invited};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Inviting}.]  [L.  invitare:  cf  F.  inviter.  See  {Vie}.] 
  1.  To  ask  to  request;  to  bid;  to  summon;  to  ask  to  do  some 
  act  or  go  to  some  place  esp.,  to  ask  to  an  entertainment 
  or  visit;  to  request  the  company  of  as  to  invite  to 
  dinner,  or  a  wedding,  or  an  excursion. 
 
  So  many  guests  invite  as  here  are  writ.  --Shak. 
 
  I  invite  his  Grace  of  Castle  Rackrent  to  reflect  on 
  this  --Carlyle. 
 
  2.  To  allure;  to  draw  to  to  tempt  to  come  to  induce  by 
  pleasure  or  hope;  to  attract. 
 
  To  inveigle  and  invite  the  unwary  sense  --Milton. 
 
  Shady  groves,  that  easy  sleep  invite.  --Dryden. 
 
  There  no  delusive  hope  invites  despair.  --Cowper. 
 
  3.  To  give  occasion  for  as  to  invite  criticism. 
 
  Syn:  To  solicit;  bid;  call  ask  summon;  allure;  attract; 
  entice;  persuade. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  invite 
  n  :  a  colloquial  expression  for  invitation;  "he  didn't  get  no 
  invite  to  the  party" 
  v  1:  increase  the  likelihood  of  "ask  for  trouble";  "invite 
  criticism"  [syn:  {ask  for}] 
  2:  invite  someone  to  one's  house;  "Can  I  invite  you  for  dinner 
  on  Sunday  night?"  [syn:  {ask  over},  {ask  round}] 
  3:  give  rise  to  a  desire  [syn:  {tempt}] 
  4:  ask  someone  in  a  friendly  way  to  do  something  [syn:  {bid}] 
  5:  have  as  a  guest;  "I  invited  them  to  a  restaurant"  [syn:  {pay 
  for}] 
  6:  ask  to  enter  "We  invited  the  neighbors  in  for  a  cup  of 
  coffee"  [syn:  {ask  in}] 
  7:  request  the  participation  or  presence  of  "The  organizers 
  invite  submissions  of  papers  for  the  conference"  [syn:  {call 
  for}] 
  8:  express  willingness  to  have  in  one's  home  or  environs;  "The 
  community  warmly  received  the  refugees"  [syn:  {receive},  {take 
  in}] 




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