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invite (v.)

"solicit to come," 1530s, a back-formation from invitation, or else from French inviter (15c.), from Latin invitare "to invite," also "to summon, challenge; to feast, to entertain," a word of uncertain origin. Related: Invited; inviting.

invite (n.)

"an invitation," 1650s, from invite (v.).

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Definitions of invite from WordNet
1
invite (v.)
increase the likelihood of;
invite criticism
Synonyms: ask for
invite (v.)
invite someone to one's house;
Can I invite you for dinner on Sunday night?
Synonyms: ask over / ask round
invite (v.)
give rise to a desire by being attractive or inviting;
Synonyms: tempt
invite (v.)
ask someone in a friendly way to do something;
Synonyms: bid
invite (v.)
have as a guest;
I invited them to a restaurant
Synonyms: pay for
invite (v.)
ask to enter;
We invited the neighbors in for a cup of coffee
Synonyms: ask in
invite (v.)
request the participation or presence of;
The organizers invite submissions of papers for the conference
Synonyms: call for
invite (v.)
express willingness to have in one's home or environs;
Synonyms: receive / take in
2
invite (n.)
a colloquial expression for invitation;
he didn't get no invite to the party
From wordnet.princeton.edu