Meaning of “invite” - Learner’s Dictionary

invite

verb [ T ] us uk /ɪnˈvaɪt/
Why don't we invite Ben?It would be a nice gesture to invite her to dinner.We can invite up to 65 people.My in-laws have invited us for dinner.Are partners invited to the office dinner?
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)