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invitation

noun
 
 
/ˌɪnvɪˈteɪʃən/
INVITING SOMEONE [C, U] A2 an offer from someone to do something or go somewhere: an invitation to dinner [+ to do sth] He has accepted their invitation to visit China.Inviting and summoning
PIECE OF PAPER [C] a piece of paper or card that invites someone to an eventInviting and summoning
CAUSE RESULT [no plural] something that is likely to cause a particular result, especially a bad one: It is an invitation to violence.Encouraging and urging onInspiration and inspiring
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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