Meaning of “invite” - Learner’s Dictionary

invite

verb [ T ] uk us /ɪnˈvaɪt/
SOCIAL EVENT

A1 to ask someone to come to a social event:

They've invited us to the wedding.
ASK OFFICIALLY

to officially ask someone to do something:

[ + to do sth ] I was invited to appear on television.
REACTION

to do something that is likely to cause a particular reaction or result, especially a bad one:

Unconventional ideas often invite attack.

(Definition of “invite verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)