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


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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: done by invitation [ant: uninvited]
      2: freely permitted or invited; "invited guests" [syn: wanted]