in·vite • v. / inˈvīt/ [tr.] make a polite, formal, or friendly request to (someone) to go somewhere or to do something: we were invited to a dinner at the embassy | [tr.] she invited Patrick to sit down. ∎ make a formal or polite request for (something, esp. an application for a job or opinions on a particular topic) from someone. ∎ (of an action or situation) tend to elicit (a particular reaction or response) or to tempt (someone) to do something: his use of the word did little but invite criticism. • n. / ˈinˌvīt/ inf. an invitation. DERIVATIVES: in·vi·tee / ˌinvīˈtē/ n. in·vit·er / inˈvītər/ n.
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