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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·vite /ɪnˈvaɪt/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·vite v. t. [imp. & p. p. Invited; p. pr. & vb. n. Inviting.]
 1. To ask; to request; to bid; to summon; to ask to do some act, or go to some place; esp., to ask to an entertainment or visit; to request the company of; as, to invite to dinner, or a wedding, or an excursion.
    So many guests invite as here are writ.   --Shak.
    I invite his Grace of Castle Rackrent to reflect on this.   --Carlyle.
 2. To allure; to draw to; to tempt to come; to induce by pleasure or hope; to attract.
    To inveigle and invite the unwary sense.   --Milton.
    Shady groves, that easy sleep invite.   --Dryden.
    There no delusive hope invites despair.   --Cowper.
 3. To give occasion for; as, to invite criticism.
 Syn: -- To solicit; bid; call; ask; summon; allure; attract; entice; persuade.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·vite, v. i. To give invitation.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a colloquial expression for invitation; "he didn't get no
          invite to the party"
      v 1: increase the likelihood of; "ask for trouble"; "invite
           criticism" [syn: ask for]
      2: invite someone to one's house; "Can I invite you for dinner
         on Sunday night?" [syn: ask over, ask round]
      3: give rise to a desire by being attractive or inviting; "the
         window displays tempted the shoppers" [syn: tempt]
      4: ask someone in a friendly way to do something [syn: bid]
      5: have as a guest; "I invited them to a restaurant" [syn: pay
      6: ask to enter; "We invited the neighbors in for a cup of
         coffee" [syn: ask in]
      7: request the participation or presence of; "The organizers
         invite submissions of papers for the conference" [syn: call
      8: express willingness to have in one's home or environs; "The
         community warmly received the refugees" [syn: receive, take