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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.
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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
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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]
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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
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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.
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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:
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
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invitation

[ˌɪnvɪˈteɪʃn] ninvito
by invitation only → esclusivamente su invito
at sb's invitation → dietro or su invito di qn
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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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
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