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- invite:  Invite comes from Latin invitāre, probably by way of French inviter, but there our certain knowledge of its ancestry ends; for the Latin verb is something of a mystery word. No one is too sure where the element -vitāre comes from. One suggestion is that it is related to Greek hiesthai ‘be desirous of’.
- invite (v.)
- 1530s, a back-formation from invitation, or else from Middle French inviter, from Latin invitare "to invite," also "to summon, challenge." As a noun variant of invitation it is attested from 1650s. Related: Invited; inviting.
- invite (n.)
- 1650s, from invite (v.).
- 1. "Let's invite her to dinner." — "Over my dead body!"
- 2. I invite every citizen to carefully study the document.
- 3. "Look," she said, getting a brainstorm, "Why don't you invite them here?"
- 4. He denounced the decision to invite his fellow archbishop to preach.
- 5. Their refusal to compromise will inevitably invite more criticism from the UN.
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