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invite

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishinvitein‧vite1 /ɪnˈvaɪt/ ●●● S1 W2 verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 INVITEto ask someone to come to a party, wedding, meal etcinvite somebody to something 🔊 Who should we invite to the party?invite somebody to do something 🔊 Gail invited me to stay with her while her husband was out of town.invite somebody for something 🔊 Why don’t you invite her for a drink at the club one evening? 🔊 I’m afraid I wasn’t invited.GRAMMAR: Prepositions with inviteYou invite someone to an event or a place: Did they invite you to the wedding?She invited me to her house.You invite someone for a meal or a period of time: He invited us for brunch.I’ll invite them for the weekend.2 ASK FOR something/ASK somebody TO DO somethingto politely ask someone to do somethinginvite somebody to do something 🔊 Anyone interested in contributing articles is invited to contact the editor.3 HARM/BE BAD FORPROBABLYto encourage something bad to happen, especially without intending to 🔊 Any government that sells arms to dictators is inviting trouble. invite somebody along invite somebody back invite somebody in invite somebody out invite somebody over→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
invitePerhaps movie marketers should have been more careful about inviting comparisons.Applications for this position are invited from all individuals with relevant experience.Not to provide aid will just invite further catastrophe in the area.In fact, their purpose in inviting him to lunch was to ask him to divorce her.What he doesn't do in contrast to his practice with musical guests is to invite Jazzie to talk.Indeed they seemed to invite persecution by preaching openly in public places.The demonstrators invited retaliation and got it, with sticks and clubs and arrests.At the end of the lecture, Dr. Bosch invited the audience to ask questions and share their ideas.The adults in these rooms invite the students they work with to be part of a community as well.Those of you who are teaching and training teachers for school, I would invite to rebellion.Allowing a sixteen-year-old to stay out all night is just inviting trouble.If you don't maintain your car regularly, you're just inviting trouble.invite ... for a drinkNigel sent her a nice little note inviting her for a drink.
invitein‧vite2 /ˈɪnvaɪt/ noun [countable] informal 🔊 🔊 INVITEan invitation to a party, meal etc
Examples from the Corpus
inviteMickey's invited us to a party at his house, and no one turns down an invite to Mickey's!These days it's not enough to send out the invite and hope they reply.
From Longman Business Dictionaryinvitein‧vite /ɪnˈvaɪt/ verb [transitive]1to offer someone the opportunity to do somethinginvite somebody to do somethingContractors will then be invited to tender for the work.Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates.The country has invited bids from foreign firms to explore for oil and natural gas.2to ask someone to come to an eventinvite somebody to somethingI was not invited to the meeting.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
invite
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyinvite
he, she, itinvites
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyinvited
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave invited
he, she, ithas invited
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad invited
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill invite
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have invited
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam inviting
he, she, itis inviting
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you, we, theyare inviting
Past
I, he, she, itwas inviting
you, we, theywere inviting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been inviting
he, she, ithas been inviting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been inviting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be inviting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been inviting
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