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 ?
A few days afterward he sent me an invitation to deliver an address at the next meeting of the Educational Association.
Her eagerness to be gone from Norland was preserved from diminution by the evident satisfaction of her daughter-in-law in the prospect of her removal; a satisfaction which was but feebly attempted to be concealed under a cold invitation to her to defer her departure.
We returned a suitable answer to this affectionate Note and after thanking her for her kind invitation assured her that we would certainly avail ourselves of it, whenever we might have no other place to go to.
Vernon's invitation to prolong his stay in Sussex, that they may have some hunting together.
I received the invitation yesterday; made Mouston post hither with my wardrobe, and only this morning discovered my misfortune; and from now till the day after to- morrow, there isn't a single fashionable tailor who will undertake to make me a suit.
He barked invitation to his brother, scampered away half a dozen jumps, scampered back, and dabbed playfully at Michael with one fore-paw in added emphasis of invitation ere he scampered away again.
Phillips throwing up the parlour window and loudly seconding the invitation.
In the new gayety of her spirits, thinking that Lydgate had merely a worse fit of moodiness than usual, causing him to leave her remarks unanswered, and evidently to keep out of her way as much as possible, she chose, a few days after the meeting, and without speaking to him on the subject, to send out notes of invitation for a small evening party, feeling convinced that this was a judicious step, since people seemed to have been keeping aloof from them, and wanted restoring to the old habit of intercourse.
The old servant who attends on her will be included in the invitation, of course.
However painfully I may feel the separation myself, I shall put a cheerful face on it; and I shall urge George to accept the invitation.
If his father and mother accepted the invitation, Isabel's only objection to hastening the union would fall to the ground.
Burch bowed courteously, accepted the invitation "in the same spirit in which it was offered," and asked Brother Milliken to lead in prayer.