part of speech: verb

inflections: invites, inviting, invited

definition 1: to ask in a polite way to come somewhere or do something.

  • Dora’s friend invited her to spend the night.

synonyms: ask

definition 2: to welcome or ask for.

  • The farmer invited questions from the children about the animals on his farm.

synonyms: encourage

definition 3: to bring about by doing or saying; to risk causing.

  • He invited an accident by talking on the phone while driving on the busy highway.

synonyms: inspire

derivation: invited (adj.)