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English definition of “invite”

invite

verb [T]
 
 
/ɪnˈvaɪt/
SOCIAL EVENT A1 to ask someone to come to a social event: They've invited us to the wedding.Inviting and summoning
ASK OFFICIALLY to officially ask someone to do something: [+ to do sth] I was invited to appear on television.Inviting and summoningMaking appeals and requests
REACTION to do something that is likely to cause a particular reaction or result, especially a bad one: Unconventional ideas often invite attack.Causing things to happen
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