invite


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Invite \In*vite"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Invited; p. pr. & vb.
   n. Inviting.] [L. invitare: cf. F. inviter. See Vie.]
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   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.
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            So many guests invite as here are writ. --Shak.
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            I invite his Grace of Castle Rackrent to reflect on
            this.                                 --Carlyle.
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   2. To allure; to draw to; to tempt to come; to induce by
      pleasure or hope; to attract.
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            To inveigle and invite the unwary sense. --Milton.
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            Shady groves, that easy sleep invite. --Dryden.
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            There no delusive hope invites despair. --Cowper.
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   3. To give occasion for; as, to invite criticism.

   Syn: To solicit; bid; call; ask; summon; allure; attract;
        entice; persuade.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Invite \In*vite"\, v. i.
   To give invitation. --Milton.
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