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English definition of “invitation”

invitation

noun (ASK TO AN EVENT)    /ˌɪn.vɪˈteɪ.ʃən/
A2 [C or U] the act of inviting someone to go to an event : Thanks for the invitation to your birthday party . I'm happy to accept your invitation. The first day of the exhibition will be by invitation (only) (= only those who have been invited can come).Inviting and summoning Grammar:InvitationsWhen we give somebody an invitation, we ask if they would like to go somewhere or do something or have something. We can use the formal phrase would you like (to) and the more informal phrase do you want (to):
(Definition of invitation noun (ASK TO AN EVENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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