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invited


  2  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  invited 
  adj  1:  done  by  invitation  [ant:  {uninvited}] 
  2:  freely  permitted  or  invited;  "invited  guests"  [syn:  {wanted}] 




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