- 1Make a polite, formal, or friendly request to (someone) to go somewhere or to do something: we were invited to a dinner at the Embassy [with object and infinitive]: she invited Patrick to sit downMore example sentences
- After a few minutes of interrogation and searches, his tone changed, and we were invited to sit down.
- She was invited to sit on the mat spread on the earthen floor, in front of the bench.
- At the beginning of the week I was invited to do something with my friend in Barrie.
- 1.1Make a formal or polite request for (something) from someone: applications are invited for the post of DirectorMore example sentences
- Gaveling the hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee to order, the chairman invites the attorney general to make his opening remarks.
- Next week they'll have an interview with Pantano, and they're inviting readers to submit questions.
- For the first time, virtually every candidate has their own Internet website and is inviting voters to email questions.
- 1.2(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 criticismMore example sentences
- The case invites the Court to revisit the breadth of constitutionally protected privacy and the status of homosexuality in our legal system.
- I mean this is provocative statements that are inviting a counter reaction from the government, and now she got it.
- This situation invites the view that the evolution of higher taxes was driven by changes in single major genes that acted as switches between such alternate forms.
Pronunciation: /ˈɪnvʌɪt /• informal Back to top
- An invitation: no one turns down an invite to one of Mickey’s partiesMore example sentences
- The bride was in charge of the invites, and the groom the banquet seating arrangements.
- The demand for invites was so high that three - instead of the scheduled two - screens were booked for the red carpet screening.
- Avoid invites to chat, filter out annoying invitations for Meetup, birthday parties, or after-hours get-togethers.
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- Popular socialites and the corporate elite of the City were present at the launch as special invitees, and they witnessed lively music and a personalised magic show.
- Though a huge chunk of the audience comprised of relatives of the students, the ones who received the maximum attention were the invitees from top hotels in and around the city.
- Bulgaria and the other six countries that are about to join NATO are no longer discussed as invitees, but more as members of the Alliance, Svinarov said.
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- It would be great to have a button that says ‘See inviter's profile’ that links directly from the confirm-or decline-invitation page.
- The fact that Frank Pierson was listed as one of the inviters made it stand out, but it was no different - probably more subtle - than parties arranged by the three films backed by bigger studios this season.
mid 16th century: from Old French inviter, or from Latin invitare.