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.
definition 2: to welcome or ask for.
- The farmer invited questions from the children about the animals on his farm.
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.
derivation: invited (adj.)