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"invite" in British English

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inviteverb [T]

uk   /ɪnˈvaɪt/  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 tostay with them for a few ​weeks.

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  • invite verb [T] (REQUEST FORMALLY)

C1 to ​request something, ​especiallyformally 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 ​theirviews.

invitenoun [C]

uk   /ˈɪn.vaɪt/  us   /ˈɪn.vaɪt/ informal
an ​invitation: I didn't get an invite to ​theirwedding.
(Definition of invite from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"invite" in American English

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inviteverb [T]

 us   /ɪnˈvɑɪt/
  • invite verb [T] (ASK)

to ​ask someone in a ​polite or ​friendly way to come ​somewhere, such as to a ​party, or to ​formallyask someone to do something: Architects were invited to ​submittheirdesigns for a new ​cityhall. I ​think we should invite her over to ​ourplace for ​coffee.
  • invite verb [T] (ENCOURAGE)

to do something that could ​cause something ​else to ​happen: If you’re ​scared of an ​animal, make a lot of ​noise, because ​running away usually invites ​problems.
(Definition of invite from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"invite" in Business English

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inviteverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪnˈvaɪt/
to ​ask someone to go to an ​event: invite sb to sth She is a good ​person to invite to this ​conference.invite sb for sth We are still looking at the ​candidates' ​CVs before deciding who to invite for ​interview.
to ​formally or politely ​ask for something: invite bids/offers/tenders He will invite ​bids for the world's first e-university. invite comments/​questions/suggestions The ​chairman will invite debate and then ​move to a ​vote on it. Applications are invited for the ​post.
(Definition of invite from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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