invitor

invite

[v. in-vahyt; n. in-vahyt]
verb (used with object), invited, inviting.
1.
to request the presence or participation of in a kindly, courteous, or complimentary way, especially to request to come or go to some place, gathering, entertainment, etc., or to do something: to invite friends to dinner.
2.
to request politely or formally: to invite donations.
3.
to act so as to bring on or render probable: to invite accidents by fast driving.
4.
to call forth or give occasion for: Those big shoes invite laughter.
5.
to attract, allure, entice, or tempt.
verb (used without object), invited, inviting.
6.
to give invitation; offer attractions or allurements.
noun
7.
Informal. an invitation.

Origin:
1525–35; < Latin invītāre

invitee [in-vi-tee, -vahy-] , noun
inviter, invitor, noun
preinvite, verb (used with object), preinvited, preinviting.
quasi-invited, adjective
reinvite, verb, reinvited, reinviting.
self-invited, adjective
uninvited, adjective


1. bid. See call. 2. solicit. 5. lure, draw.
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invite
 
vb
1.  to ask (a person or persons) in a friendly or polite way (to do something, attend an event, etc): he invited them to dinner
2.  to make a request for, esp publicly or formally: to invite applications
3.  to bring on or provoke; give occasion for: you invite disaster by your actions
4.  to welcome or tempt
 
n
5.  an informal word for invitation
 
[C16: from Latin invītāre to invite, entertain, from in-² + -vītāre, probably related to Greek hiesthai to be desirous of]
 
in'viter
 
n

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invite
1530s, a back formation from invitation; as a noun variant of invitation it is attested from 1650s.
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