Invite

Definition of Invite

In`vite´
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Invited; p. pr. & vb. n. Inviting.]
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.
v. i.1.To give invitation.

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