from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To ask for the presence or participation of: invite friends to dinner; invite writers to a conference.
- transitive v. To request formally: invited us to be seated.
- transitive v. To welcome; encourage: invite questions from the audience.
- transitive v. To tend to bring on; provoke: "Divisions at home would invite dangers from abroad” ( John Jay).
- transitive v. To entice; tempt.
- n. Informal An invitation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To ask for the presence or participation of someone or something.
- v. To request formally.
- v. To encourage.
- n. An invitation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To give invitation.
- transitive v. 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.
- transitive v. To allure; to draw to; to tempt to come; to induce by pleasure or hope; to attract.
- transitive v. To give occasion for.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To solicit to come, attend, or do something; request the presence, company, or action of; summon because of desire, favor, or courtesy: as, to invite a friend to dinner; to invite one to dance.
- To present allurement or incitement to; draw on or induce by temptation; solicit; incite.
- Synonyms Convoke, Bid, etc. See call.
- To offer invitation or enticement; attract.
- n. An invitation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. increase the likelihood of
- v. request the participation or presence of
- v. ask someone in a friendly way to do something
- n. a colloquial expression for invitation
- v. invite someone to one's house
- v. give rise to a desire by being attractive or inviting
- v. express willingness to have in one's home or environs
- v. ask to enter
- v. have as a guest
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And there's a canny little visual push-pull about the way the picture invites the eye to run up from the miniature figures at the bottom through the landscape they must traverse to the mountains at the top, at the same time that the words of the title invite the eye to work their way down from 'The' to 'Rings'.
In a commercial unveiled on Wednesday, a bikini-clad Britney Spears doubles as a mind reader, as she wishes for a personal invite from the British comic — who is back to host the program for the second year in a row.
They go on and on about how lovely that invite is -- you can almost smell the glue!
But that invite is far from a guarantee when big-name teams such as Wisconsin, Ohio State, Nebraska and Oklahoma could also be available to bowl organizers.
I've sent you a linked in invite with my email id.
The invite is sitting there, ignored for the moment.
Figuring out which writers to invite is part of the editorial art.
Currently regretting turning down once again invite to Rio for NYE activities.
Right now BumpTop is in invite-only beta, hit up the web site to request an invitation.