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English noun: invite

1. invite (communication) a colloquial expression for invitation


SamplesHe didn't get no invite to the party.


Broader (hypernym)invitation


English verb: invite

1. invite (emotion) increase the likelihood of


SamplesAsk for trouble.
Invite criticism.


Synonymsask for


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)arouse, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, kindle, provoke, raise

2. invite (social) invite someone to one's house


SamplesCan I invite you for dinner on Sunday night?.


ExamplesThey invite him to write the letter


Synonymsask over, ask round


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)bespeak, call for, quest, request


Verb groupask in, invite

3. invite (emotion) give rise to a desire by being attractive or inviting


SamplesThe window displays tempted the shoppers.


Synonymstempt


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)excite, shake, shake up, stimulate, stir

4. invite (communication) ask someone in a friendly way to do something


ExamplesThey invite him to write the letter


Synonymsbid


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)request


Narrower (hyponym)allure, challenge, tempt

5. invite (social) have as a guest


SamplesI invited them to a restaurant.


Synonymspay for


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)interact

6. invite (contact) ask to enter


SamplesWe invited the neighbors in for a cup of coffee.


Synonymsask in


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)bespeak, call for, quest, request


Narrower (hyponym)call in


Verb groupask over, ask round, invite

7. invite (communication) request the participation or presence of


SamplesThe organizers invite submissions of papers for the conference.


Synonymscall for


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bespeak, call for, quest, request


Verb groupbespeak, call for, quest, request

8. invite (contact) express willingness to have in one's home or environs


SamplesThe community warmly received the refugees.


ExamplesSam cannot invite Sue


Synonymsreceive, take in


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Narrower (hyponym)absorb, assume, induct, see, welcome









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