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inviteverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪnˈvaɪt/

invite verb [T] (ASK TO AN EVENT)

A1 to ask or request someone to go to an event: We're invited to Lola's party. Candidates who are successful in the written test will be invited for an interview. [+ obj + to infinitive ] Her family invited me to stay with them for a few weeks.
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invite verb [T] (REQUEST FORMALLY)

C1 to request something, especially formally or politely: Offers in the region of £1,000,000 are invited for the property. [+ obj + to infinitive ] The newspaper invited readers to write in with their views.

invite verb [T] (ENCOURAGE)

C2 to act in a way that causes or encourages something to happen or someone to believe or feel something: Behaving provocatively in class is just inviting trouble. Such a badly presented exhibition invites criticism.

invitenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈɪn.vaɪt/ informal
an invitation: I didn't get an invite to their wedding.
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