invitation


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in·vi·ta·tion

 (ĭn′vĭ-tā′shən)
n.
1. The act of inviting.
2. A spoken or written request for someone's presence or participation.
3. An allurement, enticement, or attraction.

invitation

(ˌɪnvɪˈteɪʃən)
n
1.
a. the act of inviting, such as an offer of entertainment or hospitality
b. (as modifier): an invitation dance; an invitation race.
2. the act of enticing or attracting; allurement

in•vi•ta•tion

(ˌɪn vɪˈteɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of inviting.
2. the written or spoken form with which a person is invited.
3. attraction or incentive; allurement.
4. a provocation: The speech was an invitation to rebellion.
[1590–1600; < Latin invītātiō=invītā(re) to invite + -tiō -tion]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.invitation - a request (spoken or written) to participate or be present or take part in somethinginvitation - a request (spoken or written) to participate or be present or take part in something; "an invitation to lunch"; "she threw the invitation away"
letter, missive - a written message addressed to a person or organization; "mailed an indignant letter to the editor"
asking, request - the verbal act of requesting
summons, bidding - a request to be present; "they came at his bidding"
invite - a colloquial expression for invitation; "he didn't get no invite to the party"
2.invitation - a tempting allurement; "she was an invitation to trouble"
allure, temptingness, allurement - the power to entice or attract through personal charm

invitation

noun
1. request, call, invite (informal), bidding, summons He received an invitation to lunch.
2. inducement, come-on (informal), temptation, challenge, provocation, open door, overture, incitement, enticement, allurement Don't leave your bag there - it's an invitation to a thief.

invitation

noun
1. A spoken or written request for someone to take part or be present:
Informal: invite.
2. Something that attracts, especially with the promise of pleasure or reward:
Translations
دَعْوَةٌدَعْوَه
pozvánkapozvání
invitationindbydelse
kutsukutsuminenhoukutus
poziv
meghívásmeghívófelhívásfelkérés
boî
招待
초대
pozvaniepozvánka
vabilo
inbjudan
การเชื้อเชิญ
davetdavet etme
lời mời

invitation

[ˌɪnvɪˈteɪʃən]
A. Ninvitación f
an invitation to dinner; a dinner invitationuna invitación para cenar
I am here at the invitation of the directorhe venido por invitación del director
the house is an invitation to robbersla casa es toda una atracción para los ladrones
B. CPD invitation card Ntarjeta f de invitación

invitation

[ˌɪnvɪˈteɪʃən] n
(to function, event)invitation f
I accepted the invitation → J'ai accepté l'invitation.
by invitation only → uniquement sur invitation
at sb's invitation → à l'invitation de qn
(= invitation card, letter) → invitation f
The invitation is addressed to your husband → L'invitation est adressée à votre mari.
(fig) an invitation to disaster → le plus sûr chemin vers le désastre
a war that most liberal Democrats regarded as an invitation to disaster → une guerre dont la plupart des libéraux Démocrates disaient qu'elle était le plus sûr chemin vers le désastre
Leaving your shopping on the back seat is an invitation to a thief → Laisser ses courses sur le siège arrière est une incitation au vol.invitation card ncarte f d'invitation

invitation

nEinladung f; by invitation (only)nur auf Einladung; at somebody’s invitationauf jds Aufforderung (acc)(hin); an invitation to burglarseine Aufforderung zum Diebstahl; invitation cardEinladungskarte f

invitation

[ˌɪnvɪˈteɪʃn] ninvito
by invitation only → esclusivamente su invito
at sb's invitation → dietro or su invito di qn

invite

(inˈvait) verb
1. to ask (a person) politely to come (eg to one's house, to a party etc). They have invited us to dinner tomorrow.
2. to ask (a person) politely to do something. He was invited to speak at the meeting.
3. to ask for (another person's suggestions etc). He invited proposals from members of the society.
invitation (inviˈteiʃən) noun
1. a (written) request to come or go somewhere. Have you received an invitation to their party?; We had to refuse the invitation to the wedding.
2. the act of inviting. He attended the committee meeting on the invitation of the chairman.
inˈviting adjective
(negative uninviting) attractive or tempting. There was an inviting smell coming from the kitchen.

invitation

دَعْوَةٌ pozvánka invitation Einladung πρόσκληση invitación kutsu invitation poziv invito 招待 초대 uitnodiging invitasjon zaproszenie convite приглашение inbjudan การเชื้อเชิญ davet lời mời 邀请
References in classic literature ?
Edna, anxious to entertain him, invited Mademoiselle Reisz to meet him, having promised him a treat in her piano playing; but Mademoiselle declined the invitation.
He may have thought less favorably of the substitute, my dear sir; and you will remember that the invitation, which he now repeats, was to the commandant of the works, and not to his second.
They went out more; they frequented concerts and parties; they accepted, with their host and his family, an invitation to one of those opulent and barbaric entertainments with which a noted San Francisco millionaire distracted his rare moments of reflection in his gorgeous palace on the hills.
The mere smell of such festivity, making its way to everybody's nostrils, was at once an invitation and an appetite.
He came clattering up to the school-door with an invitation to Ichabod to attend a merry - making or "quilting-frolic," to be held that evening at Mynheer Van Tassel's; and having, delivered his message with that air of importance and effort at fine language which a negro is apt to display on petty embassies of the kind, he dashed over the brook, and was seen scampering, away up the Hollow, full of the importance and hurry of his mission.
It was a pity that I needed once more to describe the portentous little activity by which she sought to divert my attention--the perceptible increase of movement, the greater intensity of play, the singing, the gabbling of nonsense, and the invitation to romp.
The invitation was from a man named Fisher, a Chicago millionaire who had given up his life to settlement work, and had a little home in the heart of the city's slums.
The boys needed no second invitation, and went in with great zeal for the eatables; and it was well they did so, as otherwise there would have been very little performed to any purpose by the party.
In pretty much all of these dreadful stories, ecclesiastics were the hardy heroes, but that didn't worry the chap- lain any, he had his laugh with the rest; more than that, upon invitation he roared out a song which was of as daring a sort as any that was sung that night.
The church-bell began to ring at four-thirty in the morning, and from the length of time it continued to ring I judged that it takes the Swiss sinner a good while to get the invitation through his head.
Having exhausted the resources of Riverboro and its immediate vicinity, the unfortunate couple had moved on and on in a steadily decreasing scale of prosperity until they had reached Temperance, where they had settled down and invited fate to do its worst, an invitation which was promptly accepted.
Goddard, three ladies almost always at the service of an invitation from Hartfield, and who were fetched and carried home so often, that Mr.