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invitation

noun  us   /ˌɪn·vɪˈteɪ·ʃən/

invitation noun (REQUEST TO COME)

[C] (not standard invite,  /ˈɪn·vɑɪt/ ) a written or spoken request to come somewhere or do something, or the act of inviting someone: We received their wedding invitation today. He accepted the invitation to join the committee.

invitation noun (ENCOURAGEMENT)

[U] something that could cause something else to happen or that could cause someone to do something: Leaving your house unlocked is an open invitation to burglars (= encourages them).
Translations of “invitation”
in Korean 초대…
in Arabic دَعْوة…
in Portuguese convite…
in Catalan invitació…
in Japanese 招待(状)…
in Italian invito…
in Chinese (Traditional) 邀請, 邀請,約請…
in Russian приглашение, пригласительный билет, провокация…
in Turkish davet, çağrı, davetiye…
in Chinese (Simplified) 邀请, 邀请,约请…
in Polish zaproszenie, prowokacja…
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