invited


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in·vite

 (ĭn-vīt′)
tr.v. in·vit·ed, in·vit·ing, in·vites
1. To ask for the presence or participation of: invite friends to dinner; invite writers to a conference.
2. To request formally: invited us to be seated.
3. To welcome; encourage: invite questions from the audience.
4. To tend to bring on; provoke: "Divisions at home would invite dangers from abroad" (John Jay).
5. To entice; tempt.
n. (ĭn′vīt′) Informal
An invitation.

[French inviter, from Old French, from Latin invītāre; see weiə- in Indo-European roots.]

invited

(ɪnˈvaɪtɪd)
adj
having been asked to attend
Translations
References in classic literature ?
A RICH MAN gave a great feast, to which he invited many friends and acquaintances.
I am invited to tea at the manse tomorrow afternoon!
"It's on the twenty-first, remember," he continued; "and if you'll just see that I'm invited I'll find a way to cross the Dreadful Desert into the marvelous Land of Oz.
He is invited to Go"ttingen, to fight with a Go"ttingen expert; if he is victorious, he will be invited to other colleges, or those colleges will send their experts to him.
Now, if you were invited to hunt the bear in the mountains of Switzerland, what would you say?
I hear your ball was magnificent; and I understand you invited Mrs.
"Yes; he was one of those who helped Dorothy to destroy the Wicked Witch of the West, and the Winkies were so grateful that they invited him to become their ruler, -- just as the people of the Emerald City invited the Scarecrow to rule them."
"You really can't blame her when you think of the tremendous Andrews connection who had to be invited. The house could hardly hold them all.
I was invited before clubs and organisations of all sorts to deliver my message.
In a little more than an hour, all his friends were invited. Some accepted quickly and gladly.
Somebody said that Miss Gilbert was expected at her brother's, and must be invited with the rest.
He had heard about it the day before; he fancied, indeed, that he had been invited, but absorbed in his own cares he had paid no attention.