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INVITE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does invite mean? 

INVITE (noun)
  The noun INVITE has 1 sense:

1. a colloquial expression for invitation

  Familiarity information: INVITE used as a noun is very rare.


INVITE (verb)
  The verb INVITE has 8 senses:

1. increase the likelihood of
2. invite someone to one's house
3. give rise to a desire by being attractive or inviting
4. ask someone in a friendly way to do something
5. have as a guest
6. ask to enter
7. request the participation or presence of
8. express willingness to have in one's home or environs

  Familiarity information: INVITE used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


INVITE (noun)


Sense 1invite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A colloquial expression for invitation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

he didn't get no invite to the party

Hypernyms ("invite" is a kind of...):

invitation (a request (spoken or written) to participate or be present or take part in something)


INVITE (verb)


Sense 1invite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Increase the likelihood of

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

ask for; invite

Context examples:

ask for trouble / invite criticism

Hypernyms (to "invite" is one way to...):

arouse; elicit; enkindle; evoke; fire; kindle; provoke; raise (call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2invite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Invite someone to one's house

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

ask round; ask over; invite

Context example:

Can I invite you for dinner on Sunday night?

Hypernyms (to "invite" is one way to...):

bespeak; call for; quest; request (express the need or desire for; ask for)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

They invite him to write the letter


Sense 3invite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give rise to a desire by being attractive or inviting

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

invite; tempt

Context example:

the window displays tempted the shoppers

Hypernyms (to "invite" is one way to...):

excite; shake; shake up; stimulate; stir (stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s somebody


Sense 4invite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Ask someone in a friendly way to do something

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

invite; bid

Hypernyms (to "invite" is one way to...):

request (ask (a person) to do something)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "invite"):

allure; tempt (dispose or incline or entice to)

challenge (issue a challenge to)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody INFINITIVE

Sentence example:

They invite him to write the letter


Sense 5invite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Have as a guest

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

pay for; invite

Context example:

I invited them to a restaurant

Hypernyms (to "invite" is one way to...):

interact (act together or towards others or with others)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

Also:

invite out (make a date)


Sense 6invite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Ask to enter

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

ask in; invite

Context example:

We invited the neighbors in for a cup of coffee

Hypernyms (to "invite" is one way to...):

bespeak; call for; quest; request (express the need or desire for; ask for)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "invite"):

call in (summon to enter)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 7invite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Request the participation or presence of

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

call for; invite

Context example:

The organizers invite submissions of papers for the conference

Hypernyms (to "invite" is one way to...):

bespeak; call for; quest; request (express the need or desire for; ask for)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 8invite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Express willingness to have in one's home or environs

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

receive; take in; invite

Context example:

The community warmly received the refugees

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "invite"):

welcome (receive someone, as into one's house)

absorb (assimilate or take in)

see (receive as a specified guest)

assume (take up someone's soul into heaven)

induct (admit as a member)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

Sam cannot invite Sue


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